I have already explored two reasons that might lead people give up on agile. The first was losing their focus on being good at what they do and the second was implementing agile approaches as a goal rather than a means to an end. This time I thought I would look at another common situation […]Read More Backing away from agile, the wrong lens
I recently ran a coaching session for a team who have been adopting agile. They were struggling to gain value from some of the practices and felt a little guilty, but I was impressed with how they collaborated, focused on what mattered and took accountability for delivery. I told them that they were actually pretty […]Read More Why are people backing away from agile (theory 2) – who is the tool?
Editors warning – sorry this article is a bit long, but I was in a rush so I didn’t have time to shorten it 🙂 I have found that agile practices work really well for a team, as long as you know the secret of agile (found here). You can also see some videos on […]Read More Should we use a framework like SAFE or LESS to bring agile into large organisations?
There is a lot of material out there that says “Agile is awesome” but a lot of it is more annoying than useful. The material seems to consist of a blog article or video with someone saying that they found “waterfall” and “old school” companies to be bad, but then they found Scrum and their […]Read More Watching some Agile is Awesome videos from Henrik Kniberg
I have been told that use cases are very old fashioned now and that all the cool people have moved onto agile user stories. But I am old school and I still like to pull the old approaches out every now and then and take them for a spin. I found myself explaining use cases […]Read More Can I still use a use case on my agile project – even if the cool kids don’t use them anymore?
I just finished an article on assessing the likelihood that a team will successfully adopt a change, such as a new process. So this arrtice provides an example of how the approach I discussed might work in practice. Lets say that my client, Jenny, wants to implement “Agile practices” in her organisation. So she buys offers me […]Read More Assessing a team’s readiness to adopt agile practices over coffee