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Seeking Lasting Change? Look Beyond the Technical Practices

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Seeking Lasting Change? Look Beyond the Technical Practices

As a technical coach, I quite often get asked to up-skill and improve teams’ performance. Often the request takes the form of “please help them deliver faster.” Some of these teams manage legacy systems with...

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Solutions for Agile Governance in the Enterprise

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Solutions for Agile Governance in the Enterprise

Kevin Thompson, PhD, is a physicist-turned-software engineer. He holds his doctoral degree from Princeton University, spent several years doing astrophysics research at NASA Ames Research Center, then moved into the world of commercial software. He...

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First Netflix or Bust?  “Product” made all the difference

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First Netflix or Bust? “Product” made all the difference

I hesitated as my mouth hung open a bit. A senior leader in a development organization had just asked, “Why is product important?” Why product? We’d been discussing an evolution in thinking in our industry...

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Build. Learn. Utilize. Empower.

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Build. Learn. Utilize. Empower.

If you’re reading these lines, it’s safe to assume that like the vast majority of software development organizations you are familiar with the enormous benefits and potential of agile transformations. Countless companies across multiple verticals...

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Optimize Portfolio Performance with Simple Agile Techniques and Jira – Part 1

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Optimize Portfolio Performance with Simple Agile Techniques and Jira – Part 1

Some organizations spend months or even years attempting to create a workable portfolio management solution – often with little success. So, how do organizations determine if their software portfolio is working? Can your portfolio answer...

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Stop Estimating #NoEstimates

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Stop Estimating #NoEstimates

There’s a movement that’s been growing last few years. It’s brewing and it’s picking up some steam. Or at the very least some brave souls and organizations are more open to experimenting with it. This...

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Atlassian Reporting: Agile Scrum Metrics that Matter

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Atlassian Reporting: Agile Scrum Metrics that Matter

by Bryan McMillan, cPrime Agile Coach Agile is a verb not a noun and far too many in IT have attempted to change it to a noun. To be agile is to able to move...

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People Metrics: How Annual Performance Reviews Enable Bad Behaviors

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People Metrics: How Annual Performance Reviews Enable Bad Behaviors

By: Dan Teixeira End of the year. Beginning the next. Holidays. New Year resolutions. Spending time with your in-laws. The holiday season can be hectic and the last thing people are looking forward to are...

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Agile Consistency vs Flexibility: Creating a Culture of Change – Webinar

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Agile Consistency vs Flexibility: Creating a Culture of Change – Webinar

Presentation Synopsis “We need to get everyone on the same page” “We need to be able to talk the same language” “We need to do things the same way” These are the arguments frequently heard...

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What do you mean by “do”?

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What do you mean by “do”?

In every coming-of-age story about a young, hopeful hero, there is a grizzled, wise man who says things about doing and being: Yoda, Star Wars: “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” Mr. Miyagi,...

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Agile done, done done, or pivot?

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Agile done, done done, or pivot?

If Agile calls for constant iteration and improvement, how can Agile developers ever be “done” with anything? In our new ebook, Contested Development, Cameron Deatsch from Atlassian tells a story about that: “My favorite Agile...

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What is the value of coaching?  Is it required for an organization to be successful in Agile?

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What is the value of coaching? Is it required for an organization to be successful in Agile?

Let us first define and standardize on what coaching is. “Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional...

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