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

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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

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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

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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

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Becoming the Karate Kid of Agile

The year is 1984. You move to a new city and now some kids are beating you up because you’re getting friendly with the ex­-girlfriend of one of them. You need to learn how to defend yourself. Become the Karate

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Agile versus Waterfall: What’s the Difference? Does it Matter?

Is your industry, your department, or your work subject to change? I bet it is. Change comes in many forms: Products people want to buy change with the seasons (sandals vs. snow boots). Fashion is constantly changing (bell-bottoms, stonewashed jackets,

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