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Are We There Yet?

Like children in the back seat of a car, our stakeholders can be incessant at times, don’t you think?  Projects seldom go as planned, or are even delivered in some nearby variant of ‘on-time, on-budget’.  So how do we know … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from a Hurricane, Part II

In the second half of this, I’d like to examine another facet of what makes us stronger, and helps to weather the storm.  Yes, pun intended. Another observation that was uncovered in the article is that trees that typically are less … Continue reading

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Tractor For Sale

I once heard a story, that I cannot corroborate; but sounds too true in general, and with our approach on so many things. Russia had an immense work force in the earlier 1900’s, but lacked the mechanization to take them … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From a Hurricane, Part I

I recently stumbled across an article that made me really contemplate how Agile methods and teams can be successful, as a corollary to the topic that it was written about.  One of the foundational ideals of the article reads as … Continue reading

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Want to be more Agile? Be more Disciplined…

That’s right.  I said it.  To be more agile, you must be more disciplined, rigid. The thing about agile that strikes me funny is how misunderstood it really is.  So many folks think that it is a license to freelance or freewheel, … Continue reading

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Lawn Mowing for Dummies

I’ve always loved those ‘Dummies’ books.  Probably because I can be a ‘dummy’ at times, but more likely because the authors do such a great job with separating information, and cutting to the chase on specific concepts. The other day, … Continue reading

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You Kan(ban) Do It!

A topic of interest that seems to be gaining some steam around the agile community and with some of our clients is Kanban.  Kanban is a Japanese term that is literally translated ‘signboard’, often cited as ‘card wall’.  The practice … Continue reading

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Focus.

As coaches,  our focus has to be impacting how effective our team of developers work with Agile processes  and requirements for the development of software.  Everything else is just noise. (Created from ‘wordle’ with the text from the 12 Agile … Continue reading

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Some People’s Kids!

I’m just going to put it out there- sometimes, ‘Directed Scrum’ can be okay. One of the focal points of Scrum, and let’s face it- Agile in general, is the concept of the “Self-Organizing Team.”  The generally accepted definition of Agile Software Development … Continue reading

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