I often write about approaches that teams have used to solve problems, get going in their agile journey and similar things. But it can be hard to find things in a blog. So here is an index with links to many of the approaches and suggestions that I have shared over the years. Kings Guide […]Read More Quick update – where to find techniques on my blog
In my last article I used a home made leadership model to look leadership in a self-managed (agile) team. I then used this as a basis to look briefly at how project managers might help or hinder an agile team. Here I take that concept a step further by looking at how people use project […]Read More Agile project management patterns
In my last article I claimed that you can have an agile project manager who ran agile projects. But the projects I described did not involve “typical” agile teams. So now I want to show that a project manager can work well with a typical agile team.Read More Leadership and project management in a typical agile team
I was once an agile project manager. In fact I did it more than once. If that is not shocking enough then maybe I should also confess that I have coached, trained and enabled others to be agile project managers. In this article I will share my experience of being an agile PM without a […]Read More True confessions. I was an agile project manager
Once upon a time I used to run projects. To be honest I am probably a better BA than a PM, but I have run quite a few projects and my projects always seemed to come through OK. So when I encountered agile projects with product owners on them, I was pretty relaxed.Read More The problem with project managers and product based thinking
I sometimes get involved discussions about whether agile teams need project managers. I have a very strong view on this – NO, we do not need project managers, unless of course we do, in which case YES.Read More The problem with project managers and self managing (agile) teams
In my last article, I explained what I think agile coaches do in practice. But I did not reveal some of the complications and messy bits that get in the way of adopting the model in any sensible way. So in this article I will explore some of the complexities and messy bits.Read More What does an agile coach actually do – is it really that simple?