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No Cakewalk -- but Not Impossible

No Cakewalk -- but Not Impossible

The transformation to Agile has to be done. We can take a softer or harder method, but it is the business need. Our prime focus points must be . . .

Choose Your Own Work Flow

Choose Your Own Work Flow

High-performing Scrum teams run like a hot knife through butter. They move so fast that job titles become a blur, and last week's impediments seem like a distant, faded memory. I want to focus for a moment, though, on an impediment that many teams oversimplify . . .

Solving Offshore for Agile

Solving Offshore for Agile

Agile IT development came along . . . and showed us how IT development can be done faster and better. But it did not exactly make it easy for the onsite-offshore model.

Scrum, the ScrumMaster, and Organizational Leadership Drive Change in an Organization

Scrum, the ScrumMaster, and Organizational Leadership Drive Change in an Organization

In today's changing world, with social stimulation going on at every moment, it is impossible to use traditional methods to deliver needs as quickly as markets turn. . . .

Poka-Yoke

Poka-Yoke

Poka-yoke means "mistake-proofing" in Japanese. Poka-yoke is also a development technique, one that helps avoid mistakes. . . .

Package Software Implementation and Agile

Package Software Implementation and Agile

Most package software vendors have their own implementation methods, which are generally aligned with Waterfall principles. Here comes the question: Do we need to look again at Waterfall-based implementation methods?

Is Agile the Best Practice or Do Best Practices Lead to Agility?

Is Agile the Best Practice or Do Best Practices Lead to Agility?

Recently we found that, whatever changes you make in your process to deliver a quality product within a reasonably short stipulated time, those changes are related to core principles of Agile. How did I come to this statement?

Best Practices for Distributed Agile Teams

Best Practices for Distributed Agile Teams

Historically, distributed teams were considered for cost-saving (financial) reasons only. But now organizations have started realizing other benefits of distributed teams. . . .

Reasons Why Agile Coaches Must Get Their Hands Dirty

Reasons Why Agile Coaches Must Get Their Hands Dirty

Agile coaches must be involved in the client's Agile process. Those who have the impression that Agile coaching can be done from the sidelines are mistaken . . .

Most Teams Collapse at Real-Time Customer Feedback

Most Teams Collapse at Real-Time Customer Feedback

When the customer does not know what they want, the trouble begins. . . .

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