Archive for July, 2012

Focus On What To Leave Out

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As an avid photographer I’ve learned a lesson that sometimes a well composed photo depends more on what is left out of the photo. More is not always better and can sometimes ruin what could have been a good composition. As an example, this photo is as was taken. I realized there were distracting elements […]

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What is a Qualified User Story?

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Regardless of the client I work with, the teams seem to initially struggle with understanding how big (or small) a User Story is, relative to Epics, Features, and Tasks.  It doesn’t help when they first ask how big user stories are and my first response is “it depends“. It’s not uncommon to find team members […]

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That’s Not Agile!?

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Agile at the Enterprise Level is not about the two-week inspect and adapt cycle… it’s about small batches and flow. You may have noticed that LeadingAgile is growing… and we are growing fast. Why? A large part of our approach to selling involves deeply understanding what our customers need and helping them craft solutions that […]

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Minimally Marketable Features and Flow

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In the context of software development, flow is the movement of new features from idea to use by a customer. The shorter the amount of time between idea and use (i.e. the faster the flow), the faster value and revenue are realized. Features are decomposed into stories. Typically, these stories are ordered from most important […]

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Agile at the Speed of Trust – Relationship Trust

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Once Self Trust is established, the second wave of trust, Relationship Trust, can be tackled.  The Speed of Trust defines 13 behaviors as being critical to establishing trust in a relationship.  Although the book focuses on interpersonal trust, these behaviors also are critical for groups of people to establish trust within an organization.  Here are some of these […]

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