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But How Do I Know They’re not Sandbagging….

Agile

But How Do I Know They’re not Sandbagging….

Trusting your team presents opportunities for real improvement Introduction Whether you are doing Scrum, SAFe, LeSS, Scrum @ Scale or any of the other wonderful agile methodologies, there is one cross cutting mantra - those...

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Scaling Agile Practices to the Enterprise

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Scaling Agile Practices to the Enterprise

Applying an Agile framework to multiple teams at once, and in coordination, is often referred to as “Scaling Agile”.  This tends to be most common with the Scrum framework, but many good practices can be...

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Agile vs DevOps – Same, Different, or Something Else?

Agile

Agile vs DevOps – Same, Different, or Something Else?

If you have worked in any technology field over the past decade, there’s a good chance that the terms “Agile” and “DevOps” have become overused buzzwords for you, just as other terms like “lean”. Based...

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How to Implement Scrum at Scale with Azure DevOps

Agile

How to Implement Scrum at Scale with Azure DevOps

As of 2016, the DevOps market size was valued at $2.885 billion. Thanks to a compound annual growth rate of 18.7% from 2017, projections indicate it will be worth $9.407 billion by 2023. Some of the...

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Scrum Guide 2020 – 5 Things You Need to Know Today!

Agile

Scrum Guide 2020 – 5 Things You Need to Know Today!

In November 2020, the creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, announced the release of the updated Scrum Guide which was the first update since 2017. I don’t know how everyone feels about this...

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Agile Budgeting 101

Agile

Agile Budgeting 101

PWC estimates that about 28% of agile projects are more successful than traditional ones. Agile budgeting could be the difference for your organization to stay ahead of the competition or even lose relevance in the ever-changing modern...

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3 Reasons Your Engineers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

Agile

3 Reasons Your Engineers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from a variety of sources within your organization. This should be expected, since we as human beings generally don’t like...

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Is It Possible to “Be Agile” without “Doing Agile”?

Agile

Is It Possible to “Be Agile” without “Doing Agile”?

Recently, I was having a conversation with a prospective client who is exploring the possibility of implementing Agile practices for his organization. He asked an interesting question that I have encountered on a number of...

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3 Reasons Your Project Managers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

Agile

3 Reasons Your Project Managers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from your project management team (possibly the Project Management Office), especially if they are operating with traditional/Waterfall approach. What are...

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3 Reasons Your Management Doesn’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

Agile

3 Reasons Your Management Doesn’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from a variety of sources within your organization. This should be expected, since we as human beings generally don’t like...

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How to Create an Agile Project Management Office – 5 Essential Tips

Agile

How to Create an Agile Project Management Office – 5 Essential Tips

When you hear the term “PMO” (commonly known as “Project Management Office”), what’s the first thing that comes to mind? How would you describe it in a single word? For me, I usually think of...

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Dissecting the 2019 State of DevOps Report, Part 3: DevOps Adoption Strategy

Agile

Dissecting the 2019 State of DevOps Report, Part 3: DevOps Adoption Strategy

In the final part of this three-part series on an in-depth look into DevOps trends, I will focus on DevOps Adoption Strategies employed across the market today. To briefly revisit Part 1, according to the...

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