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 Adopting Agile Successfully

Adopting Agile Successfully

When companies try to implement Agile, they often make key mistakes at the start. The implementation's failure then conveniently gets blamed on the Agile framework or the coaches. Here are the three steps you can take to start a transformation the right way.

10-Pin Bowling Retrospective

10-Pin Bowling Retrospective

I have uses and adapted a number of different styles of retrospectives with my teams. I have always tried to include an element of fun to ensure that everyone is engaged with the process and that it is not seen as "just another meeting."

Are You Really Working in Agile Mode?

Are You Really Working in Agile Mode?

Your project and your team are the perfect match for Agile only when you introspect in a defined time period. This perfect match is exemplary of mature, practical program management.

9 Lives of the Agile CAT

9 Lives of the Agile CAT

I used to wish I had a perfect definition of Agile — a quick, to-the-point elevator statement I could carry around with me. Then, a few months ago, an event triggered an idea, ultimately curing this predicament.

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Many organizations in today’s marketplace run on legacy systems, which brings a new set of challenges to consultants and IT professionals trying to bring about a change in an organization’s operations.

5 Must-Have Agenda Items in a Scrum of Scrum Meeting

5 Must-Have Agenda Items in a Scrum of Scrum Meeting

A Scrum of Scrums is a powerful tool to sync up multiple Scrum teams working toward their individual sprint goals, along with the common goal at the release or product level. This article presents a list of five must-have agenda items for a Scrum of Scrums meeting.  

A One-Stop Solution for Addressing Emerging Challenges of Scaling Agile

A One-Stop Solution for Addressing Emerging Challenges of Scaling Agile

This article aims to address a challenge that some companies face when scaling Agile: managing certain activities that were well handled in the conventional model but do not seem to be accommodated in the Agile framework.  

Infographic: Project Manager versus ScrumMaster

Infographic: Project Manager versus ScrumMaster

Recently I was coaching a group of project managers toward Agile adoption. Almost all of them were worried about the project manager role. I used this infographic to assure them that their expertise is required -- as long as they do things a little differently.

The Bug Hunter

The Bug Hunter

As the name suggests, this is a process that can be used as a friendly competition in which the winner is the one who finds and fixes the most bugs for a given product.

Agile Marketing

Agile Marketing

How can we achieve true business agility if the only department that is Agile is IT? We have found that applying Agile techniques to the ways in which a company approaches their marketing is extremely powerful.

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