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Agile

True Story…

Many times, clients ask Agile Coaches like me to come in and share our “expertise” with them. But sometimes they really don’t want our “Expertise”. What they really want is someone with lots of TLA’s to come and tell them that there pre-existing opinions are correct.

However, sometimes, things don’t go the way they want. […]

THE (MIXED) BLESSING OF NEXTGEN REWRITES 

About 10 years ago, I experienced the mixed blessing of being part of yet another nextgen rewrite project. I was guiding a team of about 25 really smart team members, part of a much larger team of about 150+ people. Our team was responsible for completely rewriting the […]

IMAGINE

Imagine you have just been asked to build an Agility Enablement Organization for your company. Sounds like fun, but there are some constraints you need to work within or around…

There are 100+ teams with varying levels of interest in Agile
You only have a small team of enablers
You would like to deliver incremental, measurable […]

NEW YEAR RESOLUTION

So it’s a new year. New Year, new start, yadda yadda yadda… Maybe you are considering some New Year Resolutions so I wanted to invite you to take our 2017 waste-loss challenge by decreasing your Sabotagile Quotient. This challenge builds upon my previous blog – “Agile or Sabotagile: Help Your Management […]

EMBARRASSING CONFESSION

OK, so this will be awkward, and maybe cringe-inducing post. But we are approaching the new year. Plenty of people might be making new year resolutions. Many will be around fitness. So everyone needs to read this.

I was once really impressed by 24 Hour Fitness. I used to see their ads on […]

 Are you frustrated with the needless distractions from flavor of the decade buzz-words like Lean, Agile, Scrum, Lean Startup, DevOps, etc. etc.? Have you been looking for a quick way to create a “wrapper” around your existing processes to satisfy process zealots and go back to doing real work? Well, look no […]

UNFLATTERING WISDOM OF HIND SIGHT

As I look back at my many years as an Agile Coach – helping organizations introduce, optimize and scale Scrum, I am amazed and disappointed by the number of contradictory things I have been asked to do as an Agile Coach. And in all humility, I am also disappointed […]

SCRUM IS NOT THE END. IT IS A MEANS TO THE END…

The end goal of empirically building strong, self-organizing Scrum Teams to help your business…

Increase Sustainable Value
Sustainably Decrease Waste &
Sustainably Manage Risk

It seems quite straightforward, however, as you start traveling down this path, you may run into complex challenges with no clear, […]

BURNING QUESTION

Last year, I was facilitating a workshop on Agile and began the conversation, as usual with introductions. I asked each attendee what was the most important burning question that brought them to the workshop. One of the attendees replied –

“We have been trying to introduce Agile to our […]

It is my favorite time of the year – Fall, the season of thanks, reflection and resolutions.

As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, I look back with thanks and appreciation at all this year has given to us. Among other things, I am thankful for you being […]