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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...

Leadership

The Real Way to Make People Feel Appreciated

We need to create genuine appreciation by eliminating the countless barriers between customers and development...

Metrics

Metrics

Metrics is a subject that has a very polarizing effect. In an average Agile Development...

Leadership, Scrum

Is Your Sprint Length Arbitrary?

How long should a Sprint be? The Scrum Guide recommends one month or less but...

Flow, Kanban, Metrics

How’s Your Team’s Flow? Measure it to Master it!

Flow is the way work moves through a team. The higher the proportion of time...