Archive for the ‘Agile’ Category

Call for Papers: Agile / Lean at HICSS (due 15 June 2016)

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Are you exploring agile/lean management practices? Submit a draft agile/lean research paper or experience report by June 15, 2016 to the Agile/Lean mini-track at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)! The HICSS conference, sponsored by IEEE, brings together a broad cross-section of researchers in system sciences—including software development, social media, energy transmission, marketing systems, knowledge management and information systems. Agile […]

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Is Agile a Subset of Lean Manufacturing?

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If you hang around agilists long enough, someone will mention lean manufacturing, Toyota Production System or Kanban. Since these concepts predate Agile, you might wonder how they relate, and perhaps why lean manufacturing wasn’t directly applied to software (until perhaps recently with Lean/Kanban). You might wonder whether Agile is just a subset of Lean. What is […]

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Product Team Ceremonies

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Scaling Agile practices beyond a single delivery team means a collection of delivery teams will need to glean work from a product team.  Let’s just accept that as a fact and argue over the “agileness” of it later.  Given we have a product team with a Program Manager, Product Owner, BAs, Test Lead and Technical […]

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The Daily Pre-Standup

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If you don’t find your standup effective, it may be due to a lack of proper preparation. Mike wrote a nice article on the daily stand-up meeting and why it probably isn’t effective for you. Once you’ve mastered those tips, consider your prep. Here’s small subset of things I consider before each standup. This varies by situation. Are […]

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Always Looking Ahead

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I’m always looking ahead to the next planning or the next estimating meeting. I teach this behavior to my clients whenever I’m coaching a new ScrumMaster or Product Owner. I start off by involving them in what I’m doing, showing what needs to be done and by explaining my thinking. The teaching is very experiential, yet incomplete in […]

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