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May 16, 2019

As strange as it seems, IT and Business people have a LOT to learn from people who play videogames. Think about it for a moment, a lot of us hold up self-organizing, self-motivated teams as an ideal, and what is more self-organizing than a group of people who choose to work together with no management structure?

Today's lesson comes from an esport analyst...

April 29, 2019

Poor Operations. The Operations group often seems to be forgotten stepchild of the organization. What should IT do about its Ops Org?

March 19, 2019

Waterfall wasn't supposed to happen. The Scaled Agile Framework is a much better approach.

January 16, 2019

Reduce risk by shrinking your batch size.

June 1, 2018

A trip to a theme park changed my view of what's important, and now I focus on optimization instead of efficiency.

May 25, 2018

Ahh Waterfall. Every Agilist's favorite enemy. If there's one thing the Agile community can agree on, it's that Waterfall is bad. "You're waterfalling your iterations;"  "we're going to have an agile/waterfall hybrid;" and "we're never going to get rid of waterfall" are common statements. The problem is that the meaning of those statements varies dependin...

July 23, 2017

What did a group of directors for one of the world’s top brands have in common with a group of developers?

July 23, 2017

We’ve all been there. We’ve been the one person on the conference bridge while everyone else is cheerfully blabbing away in a conference room. They’re the ones who got the donuts and coffee; we’re the one trying to pay attention while sitting in a remote office in another timezone. And it’s impossible to get a word in edgewise.

July 23, 2017

“We don’t have the luxury of co-located teams, so I guess we can’t do agile.” Wrong!

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