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Too much Agile Guidance for C-Suite

One key action: Agile Guidance for C-Suite leadership If my job title was a three-letter acronym and the first letter was a “C”, I might be un-festively fed-up with people telling me how to...

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Use Scrum Planning Meetings for Agile Delivery

There are three regular planning events in Scrum, and although each has a different objective and audience they form the basic mechanism for Agile delivery and risk-management. Managers that understand the purpose of these...

Storm in the Top 100 Agile Blogs

Storm in the Top 100 Agile Blogs

Many thanks to the team at Oikosofy for including this blog in the Top 100 Agile blogs. We only just got in, at number 98 – but we’re in none-the-less and I’m delighted for...

Who are You, Agile Coach?

This post is an homage to the brilliant coach Lyssa Adkins, who explains the inexplicable work of the Agile coach in her book “Coaching Agile Teams“. It’s a bright autumn morning as I drive...

In an Agile Lean World, do we need Phase Gates?

In an Agile Lean World, do we need Phase Gates?

Everyone wants to meet project deadlines in a timely fashion, no matter whether they’re using Agile or Waterfall methods Is this as another Agile vs Waterfall face-off? I was at a briefing session last...

Agile Legal Contracts: an Oxymoron?

Agile Legal Contracts: an Oxymoron?

Are the words Agile and Contract even compatible? The goal of Agile is delivering value when detailed long-term planning either isn’t useful or possible. There are recent signs of change however. The UK government...

Agile Business Analysis: Developer or Analyst Role?

Agile Business Analysis: Developer or Analyst Role?

Inspired by the post What Increases Project Risk? which explored the collaboration between project managers and the management function, here’s an ‘agile process improvement’ response to one of those risks. Do developers need to...