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What IT Directors Mean In Business Speak

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As a coach and committed Agile Evangelist, I spend most of my time convincing the software organization that they are actually part of the business. In this role, I also help with interpretations of Software / Technical jargon to business speak. Here are 5 of my favorite IT Director phrases: We are going to make […]

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5 Fallacies of Enterprise Agile Transformation

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I recently wrote a blog post addressing the fallacy that Project Managers are not needed in Enterprise Agile transformations. Reflecting on that post, it got me thinking about other misconceptions I’ve seen and am regularly asked about by my clients.  Here are the ones I hear the most, and my attempt to clear up some […]

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Are You Exactly Like Spotify?

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A few weeks ago, I spoke at the Heart of Agile conference up in Philadelphia. The conference was a two-day event dedicated to educating attendees on Alistair Cockburn’s new methodology, The Heart of Agile. The Heart of Agile is focused on getting back to the basics of Agile. In the last 15 years, Agile has been […]

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Should We Have a WIP Limit For Organizational Change?

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During a recent podcast interview, Russ Pena and I began talking about the impact of change on a product focused organization that is trying to adopt a more agile and innovation-centric mindset. Our conversation introduced a new topic that has been rattling around in my head since Russ and I spoke. I’m writing this post with the […]

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Why Bimodal IT Matters

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A few months ago, I published a blog post about hybrid models and promised to follow up with posts on bimodal IT and organizational agility. It’s taken me a long time to circle back… I’d like to be able to hide behind the amount of training courses I’ve been leading (which would probably be a viable excuse), but the […]

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