Leadership

Agile Teams Can't Do Everything

Agile Teams Can’t do Everything… and That’s the Point!

Agile Teams Can’t Do Everything Just like when you visit a restaurant, you can’t eat EVERYTHING on the menu. At least not in one meal. You have to make choices about what you want right now, what’s fresh, what will satisfy your cravings. These are the same decisions that Agile leaders and teams have to …

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How to prioritize Agile work

How to Prioritize Agile Work

How should Agile work be prioritized? Obviously, delivering the maximum customer value is the goal, but how can Agile Leaders prioritize their portfolio of work to ensure the most valuable work is getting done first? This is a great question! First of all Prioritization should come from the top and flow down through the work …

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Project vs. Product: What's the Difference?

Project vs. Product: What’s the Difference?

What is the difference between a Project and a Product? This is a common question that must be addressed early in an Agile transformation. In fact, this is often the lynchpin conversation with leadership that can make or break an organization’s future! So what’s the difference?!? Well, below you will see a few areas where …

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Why are so many organizations transforming to Agile?

Why are so Many Organizations Transforming to Agile?

Why are so many organizations transforming to Agile? Agile is a way of delivering small units of value quickly rather than delivering an entire project all at once. What does that really mean though? Imagine that you are designing a website for a landscaper who has just started the business. They have no collateral. They’re …

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Why Due Dates are Bad

First Impressions: Why Due Dates are the Enemy

First impressions matter Remember the old saying you never get a second chance to make a first impression? It’s true! First impressions are incredibly important in relationships, job interviews, and product delivery. If you threw up on a first date it would make a bad impression, in fact, it could ruin your chances of a …

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Agile Stakeholders and Delivery Teams Mind the Gap

Agile Stakeholders and Delivery Teams

Agile stakeholders It is a core Agile Principle that development teams should be working with business stakeholders daily in order to deliver what the customer wants. It is also, however, hard to draw the lines defining these relationships. This article will provide you with the fundamentals to draw those lines clearly for all involved and …

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