contact@lookforwardconsulting.com | 01-858-349-5525

Class Registration
18
OCT
2010

Musings on (Agile) Metrics

Last week I attended a really interesting session at Agile Open NoCal about what are good metrics for Agile teams.  Since I spent a lot of time thinking about this when working with Cardinal Health on their Design Excellence program, here are some thoughts I have. Metrics are a...
23
AUG
2010

Reading List (1st Half of 2010)

Wow!  I have read a LOT in the last six months!  I guess that is one of the advantages of being on the road for about six months. Understanding A3 Thinking – excellent description of how to use and create an A3: a Lean tool for executing Plan-Do-Check-Act (the Deming...
13
AUG
2010

Best Links of the Week – August 13th 2010

Beat the summer heat with these engaging posts. Lean Software Experience Report – detailed discussion of how XP and Lean were combined for GlaxoSmithKlein IT projects to support new drug development. Making People Before Making Products – great article highlighting...
02
AUG
2010

Lean and Agile: Roommates, Married or Twins?

On August 11th from 9 AM to 10:30 AM, Gil Broza and I will be moderating an all-star line-up of Alan Shalloway, Jim Shore, Jean Tabaka and Mary Poppendieck who are panelists at the Agile 2010 conference.  Here is our summary of the panel: What is Lean? Is Lean the next “big...
30
JUL
2010

Best Links of the Week – July 30th 2010

More great writings gathered from far and wide. Scrum at Mind Candy – brief video of a task board in action over a three month period. Confessions of an Agile Project Manager – PMI sponsored a video contest among PMP using Agile – check out the results on...
02
JUL
2010

Best Links of the Week – July 2nd 2010

New stuff to read and learn before the holiday The Zen of Scrum – Jurgen Appelo provides a 70-minute video overview of Scrum, roles and philosophy. The Difference Between Waterfall, Iterative Waterfall, Scrum & Lean (in pictures) – Visual representations of these...
25
JUN
2010

You’re Invited!! – An Agile Game

A colleague of mine, Deb Hartman Preuss (@deborahh), tweeted “I have a strange job: getting things to happen in other people’s minds, bodies, hearts. Kind of like the faith healer who doesn’t touch you.” and it struck a chord with me.  A lot of what I do as consultant...
27
APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 27th 2010

More good links to share with others. Ouija Board Estimation\Seance Sizing – a new method for estimation that relies on team, not the undead. Is the Agile Community Being Unreasonable? – InfoQ takes a look at the friction between the PMBOK and Agile principles....
13
APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 13th 2010

Sorry for the long delay – I’ve been swamped.  Now back to the great links. Large-Scale Agile – Jim Shore talks about the seven factors to consider when trying to make Agile large. What is the One Thing You Can Do to be More Agile? – various vendors at the...
23
FEB
2010

Speaking at Orlando Scrum Gathering – Mar 9th 2010

Finally had a few moments to write about my upcoming speaking engagement at the Orlando Scrum Gathering from March 8th to March 10th.  I am VERY excited about the chance to speak at a Scrum conference and I was lucky enough to be selected to provide two presentations in Orlando....