Implementing Agile in the Shark tank

An ex-colleague of mine, Santosh Kolhatkar, wrote up the following points about introducing an Agile approach inside a large enterprise with an existing traditional SDLC process. What he points out in his writeup regarding a foundation for introducing an Agile approach when there is a heavy focus put onto SDLC compliance and governance is in […]

Impediment Management and the Agile Triangle

The Agile Triangle, a concept that was discussed by Jim Highsmith in his book Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products, describes how teams and organizations can go beyond the traditional Iron Triangle in defining project success criteria. In the Agile Triangle, the traditional project constraints of schedule, cost, and scope are confined to one point […]

Approaching Conflict: Be Honest Then Ask for Help

I talk to people in training classes, in consulting engagements, and when out with colleagues about situations of conflict. There is quite a bit of literature out there about how to manage and resolve conflict. There is one single phrase that I use to provide others guidance on how they can work with others to […]

Organizational Impediment Management: Early Risk Detection for Agile

One of the many benefits of Scrum is early identification of roadblocks that could stop a Team from meeting their goals and commitments. At the Daily Scrum meeting, team members  typically answer 3 questions: What have you worked on since we last met? What will you be working on until we meet again? What impediments […]

Training Schedule 2011

Happy New Year! We are looking forward to a great 2011. We have a great lineup of training planned, including our CSM and CSPO offerings, AgileEVM training, and some new trainings. New Training Offerings Along with our current training offerings around Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) and Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) courses, we will also be […]

Automated Promotion through Server Environments

To get towards continuous deployment, or even continuous validated builds, a team must take care of their automated build, test, analyze, deploy scripts. I always recommend that you have 2 scripts: deploy rollback And that these scripts are used many times per iteration to reduce the risk of surprises when deploying to downstream server environments, […]