What makes you agile?

In response to a recent post Alan Shalloway of NetObjectives responded you can read his response here. His response got me thinking.  Please share your thoughts: What is it that makes a person, team, project, or company agile?

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 June 30th, 2010|agile|5 Comments

Were Pyramids the first Iterative Development?

Agile has been around since the mid 1990s but the principles and values go way back.  As a matter of fact, I believe that the Pyramids were the first iterative development project. A pyramid, as you may know, is a tomb for a Pharaoh.  We learned this in grade school.  But did you ever consider [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 June 28th, 2010|agile|6 Comments

Interivew with Alistair Cockburn about the DOI

In 2001 a group of programmers wrote the Agile Manifesto later in 2005 a broader group of product managers, project managers, team leadership experts and other wrote the Declaration of Interdependence(DOI), a document with a broader vision than the Agile Manifesto. Alistair Cockburn was one of the original signatories and in this edition I ask [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 June 19th, 2010|agile|0 Comments

#Kanban – It is just one tool for #Agile

If you are keeping up with trends in software project management you are likely familiar with the concept of Kanban.  You may have even used Kanban to a greater or lesser degree in your own projects. Although you might not have known you were using Kanban. Kanban literally means "card."  In a Lean manufacturing environment [...]

By | 2010-06-13T07:39:29+00:00 June 13th, 2010|agile|0 Comments

[Book Review] Lean Thinking

Lean Thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones The only sure thing about forecasts is that they are wrong. Lean thinking was written in 1996 but remains as relevant today as it was when it was written.  Maybe it is because Lean Thinking is written for businesses who want to remove waste from [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 June 11th, 2010|Book Review, lean|1 Comment

Scaling agile – Planning large scale agile – Stages

Many people believe that using agile means not doing planning. baloney.  Why the heck do you think Mike 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 June 9th, 2010|agile, People, project management, Scaling Agile, teams|2 Comments