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Change Management – What’s the Big Deal?

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Change Management – What’s the Big Deal?

  After years of experience and taking part in hundreds of agile transformations – most highly successful, but a few not so much – we’re pretty comfortable stating that effective change management is the biggest...

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Resistance to Agile? It Can Be Overcome.

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Resistance to Agile? It Can Be Overcome.

To some extent, everyone fears change. We see this in all aspects of our life, so it\'s understandable that we\'ll see it during something as potentially difficult and complex as a full organizational Agile transformation....

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What is DevOps?

DevOps

What is DevOps?

DevOps is definitely more than a buzzword (although it\'s starting to fall into that realm). And it\'s more than a passing fad, too. Understood and utilized properly, DevOps can streamline your business processes, adding value...

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The Top 3 “Way Too” Scary Aspects of Going Agile

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The Top 3 “Way Too” Scary Aspects of Going Agile

With Halloween just around the corner, we\'re all going to have enough to be scared of without worrying too much about an ongoing Agile transformation. So, we decided to attack your fears head-on and offer...

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What is Your Organization’s Personality?

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What is Your Organization’s Personality?

Just like every individual team member, manager, and executive in your company, the organization itself has a unique personality. Sometimes, in dealing with people, this overarching personality factor gets overlooked. But after over ten years...

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3 Ways for Agile Teams to Collaborate on the Program Level

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3 Ways for Agile Teams to Collaborate on the Program Level

Scaling Agile beyond the team level is a challenge for many organizations. While an individual team may have a nice, comfortable cadence with their Sprints and Retrospectives, it can throw them off when they get...

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“How Long Do We Let an Agile Team Under-Perform Before Moving Someone Out?”

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“How Long Do We Let an Agile Team Under-Perform Before Moving Someone Out?”

This is a tough question for any product or project manager to answer. The key to making this decision wisely is to fully understand the problem. How is the team under-performing? In other words, how...

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Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

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Hybrid Projects: How Can Waterfall and Agile Work Together?

While it\'s tempting for proponents of Agile methodologies to claim they work best for every development project, that\'s simply not the case. While Agile project management methodologies can generally be used for any development project...

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How to Decide What Projects are Suitable for Agile vs. Waterfall

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How to Decide What Projects are Suitable for Agile vs. Waterfall

Advocates of Agile are known to imply or outright state that Agile works best, hands down. Just as often, opponents will counter with any number of reasons – both legitimate and outrageous – why classic,...

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Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry

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Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry

Agile Adoption by the Financial Services Industry Seeing a Greater Return on IT Investment Today’s financial institutions are facing huge changes in technology platforms, payments processing systems, financial systems, asset and risk management systems, while...

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So you’re a ScrumMaster, Now What?

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So you’re a ScrumMaster, Now What?

10 Steps to Jump-Start Scrum Adoption after your CSM Class Many students take a Certified ScrumMaster training course intending to kick-start their team or company’s Agile adoption. However, as we know, Agility is simple in...

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Challenges of Adopting Agile in Combined Hardware and Software Environments

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Challenges of Adopting Agile in Combined Hardware and Software Environments

While the benefit of Agile has been noted by those within firms that create embedded software, or firmware, the practical application of it to combined agile hardware and software development has been difficult to envision....

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