Scaling agile – Planning large scale agile

Many people believe that using agile means not doing planning. baloney.  Why the heck do you think Mark Cohn wrote "Agile PLANNING and estimating."   The difference is that on an agile project planning happens in different ways, in pragmatic ways, in progressive stages of greater and greater planning. So how do you do it? [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 May 28th, 2010|agile, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Scaling agile – Series

I am going to start a series of articles on scaling agile.  My current project is a $20Million project with 4 scrum teams and around 100 team members in total. In these articles I will talk about things like Planning Scrum of scrums Retrospectives as a team Lean tools to scale agile collocation & distributed [...]

By | 2010-05-25T06:59:54+00:00 May 25th, 2010|agile, Scaling Agile, teams, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-organizing teams and Shangrala

Shangri-La is a fictional place described in the 1933 novel Lost Horizon by British author James Hilton. In the book, "Shangri-La" is a mystical, harmonious valley, gently guided from a lamasery, enclosed in the western end of the Kunlun Mountains. Shangri-La has become synonymous with any earthly paradise but particularly a mythical Himalayan utopia — [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 May 23rd, 2010|teams, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Role of the PM in Enterprise Agile

Every spring there is a tulip festival up north of Seattle, WA.  It reminds me that in the spring everything is new. Most Enterprise organizations are still exploring/piloting agile. In these organizations team members are not typically mature in their ability to self-organize. The Project Manager’s role becomes one of helping teams learn how to [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 May 7th, 2010|agile, project management, Uncategorized|0 Comments