I have included some agile is awesome videos. But to be fair, agile is not always awesome. So here are a couple of great videos that show the pain of going agile – from the point of view of an passionate agile PM. The first video shows his attempt to go agile in a large […]Read More Agile is actually really hard videos
Last century I learned about something called TQM which was all about empowering teams and improving processes. Now I am learning about agile and design thinking concepts. These are great approaches and we have learned many things over the years, but some things have not changed. For example, one thing common to all of these […]Read More Do you really need to celebrate failure to improve continuously?
I recently ran a course for product owners and said that the product owner or BA facilitates the elaboration, slicing and general understanding of stories WITH THE TEAM. Some of the crew asked how to do this and the following is what we came up with in the class.Read More Some comments on story collaboration sessions
It is commonly accepted wisdom that agile development is an IT thing, now making its way out into “the business”. But it appears to me that the bus drivers in a city called Perth went agile without the IT guys showing them the way. (warning – this is a bit of a long read).Read More When did the buses in Perth go agile?
When a small team is working with great rhythm, it often looks like there is no upfront planning or design … and sometimes that is in fact the case. But more often than not, that small team is integrating into an existing “ecosystem” of products, services, internal processes, team structures and IT systems. And generally […]Read More Do you do any upfront design in agile projects?