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09
FEB
2010

Best Links of the Week – Feb 9th 2010

Excellent links for everyone to share. Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership – a 30-minute video talking about the factors corporate leaders can influence which support Agile teams. How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team After 6 Years of Waterfall – Sara Ford...
19
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – Jan 19 2010

Continuing with links to the best of the blogs since last week. Three things I wish I knew before jumping – PMP and Certified ScrumMaster, Pat Guariglia, shares some lessons learned after his first Scrum pilot project in 2007. Mike Cottmeyer on the Agile PMP – InfoQ...
05
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – New Year Edition

New Year links, a little late, but ready for your review. Defense Procurement Goes Agile – a summary from the Agile Process Leadership Network’s (APLN) October 2009  meeting describing how the DoD is moving away from waterfall to an iterative, incremental processes....
23
SEP
2009

I Really Hate CMMI

I came across a question on a usergroup asking the following (it’s condensed): “In our projects we maintain product backlog and do high level estimates in story points. Then when we actually start the iteration we do estimates in the sprint planning meeting in story...
21
SEP
2009

Dog Psychics for Your Agile Team

I was having a really interesting conversation with Susan Elliot Sim at Agile Open SoCal.  I was asking her why is it so difficult to get peer-reviewed articles published on Agile.  She responded by telling me this story, with the instruction to identify the emotions you feel...
06
APR
2009

People Over Process

Max Pool has a great post today on his site highlighting the importance of people in making an organization succeed.  This is one of the reason why this statement leads the Agile Manifesto (it is interesting that I keep coming back to this concept – CEN). “Individuals...
23
FEB
2009

Letting Go of the Past

Sometimes when I meet with people who want to do Scrum (or anything Agile), they have a hard time looking beyond the past to a new way of making products.  They resist any change to the way things are done because they are often times too wrapped up in their old patterns of...
22
JAN
2009

Agile 2009 Submissions

Agile 2009 is accepting submissions.  This year I really feel I have something unique to bring to the larger Agile community, so I submitted two proposals – Product Design Tools for Agile Product Owners (on the Agile Product Management stage) and Charting the Agile...
06
JAN
2009

QFD & Agile Process Roll Out

I have been wanting to blog on my last presentation at XPSD for a while, but have been so busy with the Holiday Season – so here are my thoughts on how to use the Design for Six Sigma (DfSS) quality function deployment (QFD) tool to gather the Voice of the Customer data...
13
NOV
2008

Agile Transitions Workshop

I am quite busy with the presentations lately.  Next up is an appearance at XPSD on December 4th where I will run a workshop showing how to use some simple tools to chart and monitor an Agile transition for your organization.  This will be a hands-on session.   The tools I will...