How is agile training different from project management training?

How is agile training different from project management training? Projects tend to have a short to medium term view. There are projects, such as going to Mars, that will take years to complete, but for the most part they are shorter than 18 months. If you have problems within your organization that are preventing the […]

What is the first step for an agile leader when confronted with disruption?

What is the first step for an agile leader when confronted with disruption? Step 1: Do not Overreact. Believe it or not, the first step is not to overreact. The Beer Game Simulation There is a simple simulation, called The Beer Game, run by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and popularized by a book called […]

How has agile evolved, in your opinion, since 2001?

How has agile evolved, in your opinion, since 2001? So, why are we talking about 2001? Agile, as we know it today, is a result of 17 brilliant men coming together to find an alternative approach to software development. Up until that moment, traditional project management practices were the norm and these men sought to […]

What are 3 great reasons for an executive to trust an agile coach?

What are 3 great reasons for an executive to trust an agile coach? There’s going to be some assumptions in my answer. There is no point in having an agile coach walk in and blindly provide recommendations on what needs doing, and how the organization should move forward from there. I invest a great deal […]

Why is a strong product ownership stance important for agile leaders?

Why is a strong product ownership stance important for agile leaders? Agile leaders need to set a strong, inspiring vision that really lights a fire in the bellies of the people and teams who create products, features, and services within the organization. I often recommend that agile leaders and product owners cocreate the direction of […]