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Agile eXamined: Alternatives to User Stories

A To-Do List is the backbone of each program/effort/project. It doesn’t matter if you use...

COVID-19, Culture, Flow, Leadership, WIP

WIP Limit Zero: How Slack Makes Us More Creative

Doing nothing gives us the space to develop focus, process our experiences and find the...

COVID-19, Strategy

Pandemic Response: Succeeding with Agility

McKinsey recently published an article that differentiated between ‘agile’ organizations and less agile ones. They...

Culture, Leadership, Pro Bono

Gift Card Bank – A Generative Culture Success Story

“Yes, you will find many useful and necessary ideas and tools to teach the team...

Contracting, Manifesto, Scaling, Visualization

Scaling: What Happens when Growth Isn’t Organic

In a prior post, we mentioned that not all organizational growth may be organic in...

Scaling, WIP

Scale Most Effectively with Organic Growth

Many organizations hire outside expertise to help with scaling agility, and we’ve seen an uptick...

Forecasting

Agile and Monte Carlo: A Winning Pair

Traditional project forecasts assume we can know everything about a project before we get started....

Leadership

The Cure for Bad Meetings

Many people dread meetings at work. Their calendar has too many of them and most...

Leadership, Learning

Retrospective Techniques for Exploring Fresh Perspectives

The universe of retrospective facilitation techniques grows ever larger. If you’re looking for a new...

Continuous Improvement, Flow, Value Stream, Visualization

How to Get Started with Value Stream Mapping

Your process in use may be very different what's been documented or assumed. Value Stream...