It’s not that hard to figure out when you are working with a consultant who already has a preconceived model he or she thinks will solve your problems. Today in the software delivery world, it’s bound to involve agile, kanban, or design thinking. Not that any well researched and tested methodology or framework is bad, […]
We’re all pretty much living in ‘The Bubble.’ Like the recent SNL skit called it, we’ve designed “a planned community of like-minded free thinkers, and no one else” for ourselves. We hang out with friends who agree with us (the definition of a friend), block cranky commenters (and bad grammarians), and unfollow (but stay friends) […]
After determining a company’s quarterly business goals, then the products and services that will support them, executives and managers often don’t take the next step of collaborating with the folks on the ground before considering the goals complete
Large Agile projects need a dedicated leadership team that has a common vision, yet is collaborative and open to new ideas. This video describes a few attributes of a good leadership team when starting a large agile project.
Boy, I wish we could get rid of status reports all together--especially the awful 'red/yellow/green' reports, which are pure fiction. Here's a few recommendations on how to deliver useful status reports to your executives (even if you have to include a color).
Scrum of Scrums is a regular meeting where team leads gather to talk and, as much as possible, be open about project challenges, root out dependencies, brainstorm solutions, and make commitments that will move the project forward. This post gives a few suggestions for holding a successful meeting.
I wish we could do away with status reports all together, but we need to make sure our clients and executives know what's going on quickly. Kill the red/yellow/green and go with the facts.
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