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Agile

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 […]

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 […]

WYGAT WEED WHACKER

The story of the Wygat Weed Whacker goes back many years – to the time we bought our first home in the beautiful town of Allen, TX. One of the best parts of our home was a small back-yard, where my wife would spend time after each work-day, hanging out with […]

GREAT DALLAS ICE STORM OF 2013

I think it was the winter of 2013. I was at the Scrum.org headquarters in Boston, attending training on Evidence Based Management. On the last day of the training, as we were wrapping up, I got an automated call from American Airlines – my […]

This blog is the sequel to my earlier blog – Enterprise Agile Transformation Part 1 – The Story of BB Watt’s Lawn Service. In Part 1, I told you the story of my friend Walt and how he got fired as the President of his HOA.

 

WALT’S PENANCE

After being fired, Walt was in the […]