How You Can Get Valuable Time Back: Part 2

This is Part 2 in a series I’m writing about how you can get time back in your day, week, month, or project.   When a team reaches a natural velocity or throughput, how can you get more out of them? They physically can’t deliver any faster, given current conditions.  If we assume we have stable teams, let’s focus Read more about How You Can Get Valuable Time Back: Part 2[…]






How You Can Get Valuable Time Back: Part 1

Recently, I’ve been swamped with meetings.  I’m not talking Portfolio Planning, Release Planning, or even Sprint Planning meetings. I’m talking a lot of in-the-weeds type meetings.  After I walk out of some, I realize I could have been informed of the outcomes and action items and that would have been good enough. I didn’t need Read more about How You Can Get Valuable Time Back: Part 1[…]






How Not to Choose an Agile Framework

It doesn’t matter if you’re choosing an Agile development framework like SAFe or an Agile Transformation Framework like the LeadingAgile Basecamp model, the models and frameworks are incomplete, by design.  They need to be adapted to meet your organizational goals.  Do you think the Agile Manifesto would have lasted as long as it has, if it answered all Read more about How Not to Choose an Agile Framework[…]






Are You For or Against Estimates

Today, I spent the day at the AgileDialogs Unconference.  The goal was dialog over debate. The theme?  “Agile Predictions: Exploring the tools for making sound business decisions with & without estimates” The question is, are you for or against estimates? Given the clients I work with, I find value in estimates.   Given the clients and organizations other attendees Read more about Are You For or Against Estimates[…]