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  • Agile methodology is all about one four-letter word

    As I have engaged with clients in several different industries – financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, Software as a Service, and others – I am so impressed by the initial energy each firm puts into learning about agile methodology and their preferred pattern of implementation. Whether ...

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  • Scrum: The art of what not to do

    In Jeff Sutherland’s bestselling book, Scrum – The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, he describes the beauty, simplicity, and discipline of Scrum. I often reference his book to prospective clients and customers when engaging with them. It’s a great read and describes “ho...

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  • Want to Improve? Pick Dueling Metrics

    Significant focus on analytics has become central to Digital Technology Transformations in the past few years. In these complex days of digital technology and its rapid evolution have many businesses questioning how to best measure success.  From this analytics pursuit, a conversation regardi...

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  • Teaming to be a Great Product Owner

    The role of the Product Owner (PO) in Agile is central to the overall success of the team. According to the Scrum Guide, The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from work of the Development Team.  In order to accomplish this, they work with Stakeh...

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  • Agile Transformations Need Leadership Everywhere!

    In Agile organizations and teams, we continue to teach the importance of emphasizing leadership over management and teamwork over individual accomplishments.  My question today is what intentional actions are we taking to achieve this vital goal? From my vantage point, the answer is simple.  W...

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  • Making Agile Stick: Be Disruptive

    At the heart of Agile Transformations is the goal of finding new and better ways of achieving results that customers can enjoy and also make agile habits stick.  When we start these transformations, we often begin with the basic values of the Agile Manifesto. Individuals and interactions o...

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  • Why Doesn’t Anything Get Done? The Lament of Too Much WIP!

    As leaders in the digital age, we hear how fast everything needs to move.  An unfortunate outcome of this is we seem to have more work in progress (WIP) than ever – much more.   We often hear, “Why can’t we be like a start-up and speed things up?” “Why is it we n...

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