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A Little Risk Goes A Long Way

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Risk is a big topic, but generally for beginning agile teams (or any team) it can be calculated in a minimalist way as dependencies. To me, dependencies represent a binary probability. Either they are resolved or not. When paired with value, risk becomes super important to look at because it can tell you how much […]

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When Will We Complete Our Agile Transformation?

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People tend to ask me the general question of how long it will take to complete an Agile transformation.  Unless I’m responding to my son, in which the answer would be “5 more minutes”, my answer would be “it depends”. It’s just the reality, based on so many variables. At LeadingAgile, we describe the journey […]

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Fueling Delivery Teams

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I’ve started using an analogy to illustrate the importance of product owner teams in larger organizations.  When working with organizations to do an agile transformation, almost always, a tiered model is used for scaling across the organization. The model looks something like this: The top tier is portfolio management which is responsible for investment decisions and […]

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The Power of Questions in Artifact Design

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Effective coaches use powerful questions, not to obtain answers but to stimulate thought so insight emerges and knowledge is generated. Why not leverage this power by designing artifacts explicitly around questions? This will work for either formal artifacts used to capture and persist knowledge, or informal artifacts used to guide a conversation or workshop. In […]

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How Do I Prioritize Work?

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Value is a funny thing.  In enterprise agile coaching, I’m frequently encountering teams that are trying to either (1) complete every single project at the same time because they are all equally valuable, or (2) using a nebulous unit of sorts (say a 100 point scale) to indicate how valuable a work item may be. […]

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