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Package Software Implementation and Agile

Package Software Implementation and Agile

Most package software vendors have their own implementation methods, which are generally aligned with Waterfall principles. Here comes the question: Do we need to look again at Waterfall-based implementation methods?

Is Agile the Best Practice or Do Best Practices Lead to Agility?

Is Agile the Best Practice or Do Best Practices Lead to Agility?

Recently we found that, whatever changes you make in your process to deliver a quality product within a reasonably short stipulated time, those changes are related to core principles of Agile. How did I come to this statement?

Best Practices for Distributed Agile Teams

Best Practices for Distributed Agile Teams

Historically, distributed teams were considered for cost-saving (financial) reasons only. But now organizations have started realizing other benefits of distributed teams. . . .

Reasons Why Agile Coaches Must Get Their Hands Dirty

Reasons Why Agile Coaches Must Get Their Hands Dirty

Agile coaches must be involved in the client's Agile process. Those who have the impression that Agile coaching can be done from the sidelines are mistaken . . .

Most Teams Collapse at Real-Time Customer Feedback

Most Teams Collapse at Real-Time Customer Feedback

When the customer does not know what they want, the trouble begins. . . .

As a Person, Are You Really Agile?

As a Person, Are You Really Agile?

In my view, you are Agile only if . . .

Deal with It, but Don’t Forget to Feed the Continuous Improvement Engine!

Deal with It, but Don’t Forget to Feed the Continuous Improvement Engine!

As the day goes by in a typical CSM class, I get a lot of "what if?" questions from students. . . .

Myths Around Adopting Scrum for Agility

Myths Around Adopting Scrum for Agility

There are several typical challenges and notions that commonly arise during a transition to Scrum. . . .

Why the Ideal Line Is a Slippery Slope

Why the Ideal Line Is a Slippery Slope

Being the Scrum enthusiast that I am, and having taught teams and organizations to use burn-down charts many, many times, I thought of using one to track my progress for something that I do daily: going to work. . . .

Furthering Scrum Education via Lean Coffee

Furthering Scrum Education via Lean Coffee

When we use the term "Lean Coffee," we are not talking about a soy latte. We are talking about a technique that can prove very effective when working with relatively small numbers of people . . .

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