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Agile: "Politically" Correct

Agile: "Politically" Correct

I believe that, unsurprisingly, the evolution of project management can be compared to that of political states.

Adopting Agile from a Cost Perspective

Adopting Agile from a Cost Perspective

Cost estimation has always been an intriguing point of discussion, as there is no hard-and-fast rule for estimation. Agile encompasses multiple ways of estimating cost.

How to Survive and Thrive on Self-Organizing Teams

How to Survive and Thrive on Self-Organizing Teams

If you’re on a team that isn’t working together as well as it could, try these tactics to help yourself get through the forming and storming phases of group development, establish group norms, and perform well.

Team Building Through Escape Room Adventures

Team Building Through Escape Room Adventures

Many people overlook the ScrumMaster’s ability to create high-functioning teams through team building and dynamics training.

The Product Owner's View

The Product Owner's View

In recent weeks I've been spending some dedicated time talking with product owners from various industries and levels of experience. The goal was to try to better understand the challenges they face.

Don't Chase Waterfalls

Don't Chase Waterfalls

I recently had the opportunity to manage a project team and take it from Waterfall to Scrum.

Technical Debt and Agile

Technical Debt and Agile

Let’s better understand technical debt and how it affects product quality. We can rescue our Agile team by following best practices and educating stakeholders.

In the Name of Agile

In the Name of Agile

There is nothing inherently wrong with pushing for change, but using Agile as a catchall reason for change will cause ambivalence at best and mistrust at worst.

Agile Principles from a Non-IT Industry Standpoint

Agile Principles from a Non-IT Industry Standpoint

People outside IT may find it difficult to relate the 12 principles behind the Agile Manifesto directly to their work. We need generic phrases that are applicable across industries and that simplify the principles without losing their core essence.

Hurdling Through Sprints and Planning for Enablement

Hurdling Through Sprints and Planning for Enablement

Sometimes we need to ask the same question in a different way to get a different response or to get at the information we need.

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