Tag: retrospective

Retrospective Shades of Gray

Retrospective Shades of Gray

The Retrospective I love retrospectives.  It doesn’t matter if it’s an informal process that occurs naturally as team members interact or it is a formal process that occurs at the end of a meeting, an iteration, or a release.  It’s an opportunity for the team and organization to make things better.  It most certainly is on the…

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PMI Agile CoP Retrospective

PMI Agile CoP Retrospective

When you think of spending a Saturday afternoon among friends and colleagues, do you picture yourself sitting in front of your computer, collaborating for three hours on a web-based tool and discussing what is working and what could work better? Well, that is exactly what a group of us did. It was time for the…

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PMO Analogy

PMO Analogy

As my tenure with the PMO comes to an end, I’ve had an opportunity to reflect on the last two and a half years.  What I realized was how much the PMO was like the U.S. Congress.  If I imagine the organizational structure of the PMO I’ve been supporting, I can imagine the CIO as…

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Intro to Value Stream Mapping

Intro to Value Stream Mapping

I’m in the process of doing a Current State Value Stream Mapping (VSM) for the PMO. The big questions are, based on the current state, are there areas we can improve? Can we eliminate any waste (or increase efficiencies) from our current processes? The answer to both questions is YES.  Everyone should be reviewing there processes on…

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Week Retrospective 110130

Week Retrospective 110130

Posts this week I was a guest of AgileScout Live.  I really enjoyed myself.  Check out my video interview and retrospective. I wrote about how I’m always looking for ways to communicate with team members, vendors, and customers.  When trying to understand the range of communications, I recently reassessed what I thought the opposite of…

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Just One Agile Thing

Just One Agile Thing

I met with the Agile Influencers of DC, on Friday night.  The focus of the conversations for the evening was Agile Adoption.  One of the questions asked (I’m paraphrasing here) was If you were on a project, and you could leverage just ONE “Agile” THING, what would it be and why would you choose it? This…

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