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

3. Clarify Everything You (or anyone else) Don’t Understand

un·der·stand·ing Pronunciation: ˌən-dər-ˈstan-diŋ Function: noun Date: before 12th century 1 : a mental grasp : comprehension 2 a : the power of comprehending; especially : the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars b : the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories 3 a : friendly or harmonious relationship b : [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2009|People, teams, Uncategorized|2 Comments

2. Know your goal and purpose

Once a team of unemployed people were contracted for day labor. They were told they would be paid $9 per hour.  Taken to a field, they were given shovels and told to begin digging a ditch. They dug from the rosy-skied-early-bird-morning until the blistering heat of noon.  The team ate their lunch with the appetite [...]

By | 2016-10-25T16:20:20+00:00 December 23rd, 2009|motivation, People, teams|0 Comments