Beginning an Agile Transformation

Photo by Jamie Ginsberg on Unsplash In last month’s newsletter, When is an Agile Transformation the Right Choice?, I discussed what I believe to be the three biggest deterrents to a successful agile transformation. If you have not read this article, I would encourage you to do so. In my opinion, these deterrents must be…

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When is an Agile Transformation the Right Choice?

Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash In my last article, “Why Agile in 2021?”, I discussed the relevancy of agile during these turbulent and uncertain times in which we are now living. In this article and several that will follow, I will be presenting information that will hopefully help you to know when an…

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Why Agile in 2021?

In these uncertain times of COVID-19, fake news, uncertain employment, and other social and economic problems throughout the world, I believe that we need agile more than ever. That said, I don’t think we need more frameworks, new buzz words, “agile” tools, or new certifications. The Agile Manifesto for Software Development, which was created in…

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Accomplishing Personal Goals Using Agile

In a recent podcast, I encouraged my listeners to break their personal goals or objectives into small tasks that could be accomplished fast so that they could see and celebrate their successes quicker and, in so doing, be able to identify and course correct when things were not going as planned. Today, I’m going to…

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Dealing with a Dinosaur

It is said that dinosaurs went extinct about sixty-six million years ago. Truth of the matter is no one really knows why. Some scientists say climate change did them in. While others say a giant asteroid took them out. I am not here to argue the various scientific theories of the extinction of the dinosaurs.…

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Agile Values and the Four Pillars of the Agile Mindset

As I travel around the world conducting workshops, people often ask me what ‘best practices,’ processes, tools, and frameworks will make them and their teams more Agile. My response is always the same. “Practices, processes, tools, and frameworks will not make you or your teams more Agile, nor can they guarantee a successful Agile transformation.”…

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Integrating Culture into an Agile Transformation – Intro

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker This is the first in a series of articles that I will be writing concerning the various aspects of individual and organizational culture and their impact on agile transformations. During this journey, I will be providing my own insights, as well as those obtained from the likes…

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Trust – The Real Agile Change Agent

Over the years, I have heard just about every excuse imaginable as to why someone cannot do agile. In my opinion, most of these excuses are fear based. Most people fear change. How many times have I heard, “We’ve always done it this way.” Amazingly, even when their way is not working, most people will…

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