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At the Agile 2017 conference this week Lynn Winterboer was kind enough to invite me to her workshop which explored how to apply agile strategies in the data space.  She did a great job of facilitating the group of about 40 Read more…


Just as your process must be flexible and adaptive, so must your organization. In Reinventing Organizations Frederick Laloux works through the history, and arguably a maturity model, for organizational design. The premise, which is overviewed in the diagram below (you 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…


What is the point of the retrospective? The retrospective is one of the most important ceremonies in all of agile.  This is the time the team spends together to assess how they are working together and define steps to improve Read more…


As mentioned in a previous post on Team Member Rights, transforming to Agile is a culture change, and all cultures have rules so that everyone understands their expected behavior. DAD has inherited some of the basic rules from the XP Read more…


Transforming to Agile is a culture change and all cultures have rules so that everyone understands their expected behavior. DAD has inherited some of the basic rules from the XP world. Each time I present these rules in the training Read more…


In this continuing series about how the Disciplined Agile (DA) toolkit supports and enhances DevOps, we overview several strategies to help your organization adopt a Disciplined DevOps strategy: Invest in your people.  In our experience 80 to 90% of your overall Read more…


An important philosophy within both the agile and lean communities is that a team should own its process. In fact, one of the principles behind the Agile Manifesto is “At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more Read more…

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