Tag: Tools

8 Domains Executives should Plan and Coordinate

8 Domains Executives should Plan and Coordinate

Planning and Coordinating use Agile PPM tools Executives are responsible for maintaining the structure of the organization and supporting the mechanisms that enable the flow of value across many teams. To that, executives should plan and coordinate across major organizational domains. Though I believe there are eight domains which executives should be planning and coordinating in, I’m not…

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Getting Clarity

Getting Clarity

I believe the number one reason for failure or waste is a lack of clarity or understanding. If you getting clarity on something, it gives you the freedom to decide if you want to do it or not.  If something is ambiguous, you may agree in principle but you don’t know what you’re really getting…

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You Need More Process and Tools

You Need More Process and Tools

Even in an environment where you have a single, ideal, co-located cross-functional team, I believe you’re going to need processes and tools. The more complex and distributed your organization, the more processes and tools you’re going to need. Doesn’t sound very agile does it? Well, get over it. You’re going to need processes and tools to…

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TDD – Tool Driven Development

TDD – Tool Driven Development

In order to realize the greatest benefits in application development, it is recommended that you use good engineering practices.  Those practices include continuous integration, paired programming and TDD (Test Driven Development).  Unfortunately, when arriving at a new coaching engagement, it is common that a tool vendor has arrived on the scene before the Agile (engineering…

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LeanKit Kanban

LeanKit Kanban

When the Agile Manifesto for Agile Software Development was written 10 years ago, it stated “We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.” The very first of four values listed within the Manifesto was “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools” The Manifesto goes on to state…

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PMI Agile Exam Tools and Techniques

PMI Agile Exam Tools and Techniques

50 percent of the PMI Agile certification exam will be comprised of questions about tools and techniques.  The PMI Agile Certification team grouped the tools and techniques it 10 areas. The toolkits below are ranked in the order of their relative importance within the tools and techniques section of the exam. 1 Communications 2 Planning, monitoring, and adapting 3 Agile…

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