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3 Ways Disciplined Agile Will Change Your Team Forever!

Recently, I have been studying Disciplined Agile (DA) quite a bit. Despite having implemented DAD (Disciplined Agile Delivery) over 10 years ago, I was intrigued by how this approach has evolved over this period of...

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Achieve Customer Centricity Through Design Thinking With SAFe® and Jira Align

SAFe® 5.0 is all about business agility. And, whether you adhere strictly to the SAFe® framework for scaled agile development or not, business agility should be a focus for your organization, too. It’s really the...

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SAFe in a Nutshell – Preparing for PI Planning

In Part 1 of this series, we used the concept of scaling Scrum to present a simple way to understand how SAFe works at its core. In this next blog, we’ll focus on how to...

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How to Optimize Transparency Through Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Identification and Mapping is one of the best tools used in SAFe that develops deeper transparency within your organization. However, Value Stream Mapping is also one of the tools most often skipped or...

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Presto-Bingo, You’re Agile!

Agile for Hardware Discussion Panel Recap On Tuesday July 28th, we hosted and participated in a virtual executive discussion panel on the topic of the cost of a defect in hardware. The focus of the...

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Four Keys to Organizational Transparency – Brought to You by Agile

Building trust takes time, restructuring around customer value takes more time, and changing culture, takes even more time. The success of each of these ongoing endeavors depends largely on transparency within an organization. When is...

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Achieving Business Agility in Systems Engineering (Part 2): The “New” Dual Vee

Achieving Business Agility Welcome to the second article in a series of posts about how the key concepts of Agile can be leveraged in a Systems Engineering environment to help businesses on their agility journey....

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SAFe in a Nutshell – The Simplest Way to Understand SAFe

SAFe is the most popular framework in use today to guide an organization’s efforts to scale agile practices beyond the team level. But, when people look into it for the first time, this is what...

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Risk Management and Compliance: Shift Left for Operational Transformation (Part 2)

Part 2: Compliance - a New Approach Compliance is the process of making sure that the applicable laws, regulations, ethical practices, and internal policies are followed for the organization. Achieving compliance is an on-going organizational...

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Getting to Done: Problems with Flow

Recently, I was asked to consult with a new software team that had been struggling to deliver a working product consistently. This team has been together for about 6 months and is leveraging 2-week sprints...

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Virtual Sprint Planning – 3 Tips to Get You Started Today!

As more workers across the globe are becoming “virtual” workers, many of us never physically meet our teammates. While this can make financial sense for our employers, it also creates challenges in building team rapport...

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Virtual Daily Scrum – 3 Tips to Get You Started Today!

Whether you have a remote/distributed team, or need to deploy a virtual team, holding any collaboration events for an Agile team is no easy task. As the Agile Manifesto states, we should value “Individuals and...

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