Category Archives: Coaching


At the Agile 2019 conference in DC I facilitated a workshop with about 70 people where we explored the topic of how do you coach an agile data warehousing (DW)/business intelligence (BI) team. To do this we worked through four Read more…


In my experience in running dozens of process tailoring workshops, over several years, with of teams of every shape size and experience level and in different organizations, the most recurring comment is that the workshops “revealed all kinds of options Read more…


I recently ran into The Oath for an Agile Coach.  There are clearly some great ideas in the oath and it would be hard to argue that you wouldn’t want to adopt the advice contained within it.  So I won’t do Read more…


When your organization chooses to transition to more agile and lean ways of working you quickly discover that this effort needs to address all aspects of your organization, not just your solution delivery teams.  Many transformation efforts invest in agile Read more…


A common question that people ask is how does the adoption of agile within a team affect its productivity?  The answer to this question will vary by team, but there are several common patterns that we’ve seen over time.  In this Read more…


I was hoping to come up with a pithy, short answer to this question but the only thing that I can come up with is “people.”  The not-so-pithy answer is that there is no sort of agreement around what it means to Read more…


We’re often asked how do you convince senior management to accept new agile ideas and strategies.  Examples of such ideas include: Every team is unique and faces a unique situation, therefore the team needs to own and tailor their own Read more…


The Agile manifesto is only 4 lines, there are only 12 principles for agile software and the original Scrum Guide was less than 20 pages, so how hard can Agile be?   Chess has only a couple of dozen basic Read more…

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