Archive for the ‘Agile’ Category

Why I Joined LeadingAgile

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People who know me well might be surprised to learn I’ve accepted full-time employment. I’m sort of an independent-minded person. So, here’s why. (It’s characteristically long-winded, so skip it if you wish.) Backstory In 2002, I was working as an enterprise architect at a mid-to-large-ish financial services holding company that operated banks, mortgage lenders, investment […]

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The Agile Chip

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I’m a Detroit guy and I like cars, especially fast cars, and nowadays they have computer chips you can install that make your car go faster. Imagine that, just plug in a chip and press on the accelerator and vroooom! I’m also an agile coach and I see patterns.  With most every agile transformation I […]

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Principles of Personal Agility

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Recently, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting on how to increase personal agility. No, I’m not talking about doing somersaults or some crazy yoga poses. I’m speaking of the ability to focus on the delivery of value and be adaptable in what I do every day.  When the Manifesto was written back in 2001, there were […]

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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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