Agile So Far – January 2015

Our 31st iteration started off with an Agile review meeting where we had an open discussion on what changes we’d like to make, ideas for the future and a few minutes from me on addressing reporting needs. Not a lot came out of it, surprisingly. I guess I was expecting more tweaks than I probably … Continue reading

Measuring for Success

I have read recently that one of the worst things that you can do when measuring the success of your Agile implementation is to use measures to influence people’s behavior.  Meaning instead of using your measuring processes to assess the overall success of your products, or as a feedback mechanism to find pain points or … Continue reading

Estimating with Agile

Why do you need to estimate well? Imagine that you’re a lender; you review loan requests, negotiate the terms and the repayment plan all up front. These are agreed upon and even signed off on by all parties, money exchanges hands, and you bask in the glory of a great plan. Along comes the first … Continue reading

Agile Project Management

Whenever I’m chatting with a project or software development manager and the conversation turns to Agile I always get the same response; “That would never work for us!” quickly followed by “How do you maintain your project management responsibilities?” To the former, yes, Agile absolutely would work. Assuming you implement it in a way that … Continue reading

October 2013 Goals

Leadership 2014 Leadership Training Our facilitators meeting went really we decided to propose we each do two classes next year, do them on alternating weeks and limit participation to 15 attendees due to the size of our conference rooms. Our new books are still in the midst of the decision making process, we’re definitely going … Continue reading