Is Agile Still Special?

Admit it.  You enjoy telling people that you’re an Agile “practitioner”, “coach”, or “evangelist”. It’s OK – I do too. I also enjoy reading a well-researched article in, say, the Harvard Business Review or the Wall Street Journal that validates what we do every day in the Lean-Agile community.  It shows that they want what […more ]

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You Can’t Scale What You Don’t Have

It can be easy to lose sight of what is truly important when diving head-first into an Agile transformation. A complex situation can convince us that we need to implement an equally complex solution, and too often, such a solution focuses us more on governance, compliance, and control than on working together to make good […more ]

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Don’t Get Worked Over by a Framework

Agile has been proven in larger organizations and the once-forbidden areas of regulated (e.g., medical, pharmaceutical) and heavily-controlled (e.g., defense) domains.  But there remains a vast population of risk-averse, often large, organizations in many different business domains, that are late-comers to the Agile world.  Many employ people with decades of tenure and manage scores or […more ]

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