Tagged: agile

What’s Wrong With Agile Methods

Current agile methods could benefit from using a more quantified approach across the entire implementation process :t development, production and delivery. The main benefits of adopting such an approach include improved communication of the requirements and better support for tracking progress and getting feedback. This article first discusses the benefits...

Transforming to Agile PMO

This video shares some key ‘waste’ areas within organizations and some ideas for how the PMO can focus their efforts on addressing these areas with special attention on limiting the number of projects in execution at one time.

Agile Planning Benefits

One of the most common myths is to believe that being “Agile” means avoiding planning. This myth couldn’t be further from the truth and people use it as a way to avoid agile practices. Agile planning does not mean “no planning” but rather a flexible plan that changes with the...

Sustainable, Successful and Repeatable

This presentation shows how to use Strategy and Tactic (S&T) trees as the basis for our implementations. It focuses on a few case studies allowing participants to use basic S&T tree in their own environment to either catalyze or re-energize their agile implementation.

Appraisals and Agile Don’t Play Nicely

In this blog post, Gary Reynolds explains why the traditional appraisal systems (performance reviews, 360 feedback, evaluations) are in conflict with Agile values because they focus on the individual and not on the teamwork. The challenge is that individuals within an organization expect and deserve feedback on their performance, thus...

We Deliver Business Value

Agile teams are expected to deliver business value on a regular basis. This focused and fast–paced session provides you with all the techniques you need to do so. We’ll discuss iteration planning, “done done,” velocity, slack, minimum marketable features, working on one thing at a time, risk–adjusted burn–up charts, and...

Social Contracts

This video presents the social contract. It contains a set of rules a team agrees to, that are above and beyond what their basic project roles and responsibilities mandate. It consolidates everyone’s understanding of how the team will behave and interact. The contract can differ from project to project.