Build More Products, Faster!

Our guest blogger this week is Joel Tosi. Joel is a hands-on collaborator and community builder. He has collaborated with large and small organizations on ways to improve their product delivery and their organization’s culture. He seeks to share and spread knowledge for excellence in product delivery. Joel will be speaking at ALM Chicago, a […]

By |May 5th, 2015|Agile, Agile Management, ALM, Blog|0 Comments

Just Because You Can Work From Anywhere, Doesn’t Mean You Should – Part 2

Our guest blogger this week is Elinor Slomba. Elinor Slomba combines 20 years’ fundraising and management experience with training in ethnographic research methods and Agile project management frameworks. Her purpose is to help organizations in the arts and start-up worlds share each other’s models and build value across domains. Elinor is will be speaking at […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Agile, Agile Management, Agile Training & Coaching, Blog|0 Comments

Just Because You Can Work From Anywhere, Doesn’t Mean You Should – Part 1

Our guest blogger this week is Elinor Slomba. Elinor combines 20 years’ fundraising and management work experience with training in ethnographic research methods and Agile project management frameworks. Her purpose is to help organizations in the arts and start-up worlds share each other’s models and build value across domains. Elinor will be speaking at ALM […]

40 Bright People + 24 Hours = 8 Enterprise Apps

Recently, I was privileged to witness an impressive demonstration of rapid innovation, fueled by collaboration and teamwork, resulting in 8 apps. It’s even more impressive considering it was sponsored by a large company from an industry not known for innovation. But oh, how this company is re-inventing itself.

Centare hosted a 24-hour hack-a-thon for one of […]

By |March 9th, 2015|Blog, Mobile App Development|0 Comments

Who Should Be Scrum Master?

Assigning roles within a framework like Scrum is not an easy task. While we try to approach it with an open mind it can be difficult to see past the biases associated with existing roles in the organization. Let’s examine the Scrum Master role, a person responsible for promoting Scrum and self-organization by guiding, coaching, […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

Implementing Agile Change

Our guest blogger this week is Jason Little. In 2008, Jason attended an experiential learning conference about how people experience change and since then, he’s been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational agile change. Jason is one of the keynote speakers at ALM Chicago, a […]

By |February 17th, 2015|Agile, Agile Training & Coaching, ALM, Blog|0 Comments

Can Distributed Teams Work in Agile?

One of the twelve principles behind the Agile Manifesto states:

“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.”

You may also be familiar with co-location, a common arrangement for Scrum or agile teams where all of the Development Team members sit in the same area for quick, […]

By |February 4th, 2015|Agile, Agile Training & Coaching, Blog, Software Development|0 Comments

Modern Business Has 3 Kinds of Organizations. Which Are You?

Businesses today can usually be segmented into three kinds of organizations:

Organizations that think they are doing the right things and simply need to continue doing them.

Organizations that are always looking for industry benchmarks, competitive analysis and institutions like Gartner to guide or validate their vision.

Organizations on a continuous improvement journey that are never happy with […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Agile, Agile Training & Coaching, ALM, Blog|0 Comments

Agile, Kanban, & Scrum, Oh My!

Navigating the different Agile processes, methodologies, and frameworks can be a bit daunting – much like wandering through an unknown forest and not knowing what animals might be out to get you. Even if you think you are on the Agile yellow brick road.

So where do you begin?

First and foremost, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean, and […]

Are You Doing Agile Right?

I once worked with a gentleman who had an epiphany. He exclaimed that Agile is SIMPLE. He quickly added that it is not EASY and that SIMPLE and EASY are two very different things.

Some organizations practice agility without dramatic change. Some organizations have great success. This range of Agile mastery is sometimes referred to as […]