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?
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 [...]
If you lead teams you need to watch this video. Period.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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? [...]
Our last sprint was good. But not what I know the team is capable of doing. During the sprint demo we found that they didn't have a whole lot to demo. I took a look at the sprint backlog and found that there were a lot of stories that were not demonstrable. They were things [...]
In a recent sprint planning session we had a discussion about Who our customer is in an Enterprise Agile project. You see Enterprise agile finds all the holes in the pure agile model. In an Enterprise project the customer is sometimes a mixture. We found it useful to identify two customers: Technical Customer Business Customer [...]