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Agile Estimation Guidance

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Agile Estimation Guidance

Agile Estimation is an easy concept to understand, but where the rubber meets the road and legacy artifacts such as LOE (level of effort), utilization reports, and other artifacts come into play and confuse is the issue. Questions like, “should we estimate in hours?” and “how do I convert t-shirt sizes to points?” arise. It’s important […]

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The New Ility

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One of the -ilities people try to build into their software is maintainability. It’s been that way for as long as I can remember (although as I grow older, my memory grows shorter). As the pace of change continues to increase, the necessity for IT organizations to be able to deliver on demand also increases. […]

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The Flying Trapeze

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The Flying Trapeze

I’ve never attempted to try the trapeze. I have friends that do it and love it, but I’m not so sure it’s for me. I’m pretty adventurous about many things, but flying around at what seems like 100ft seems to be a little risky. Trying new things can be scary and flying around on some […]

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It’s all about Synergy in Pragmatically Serving Clients

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Transformation! Agility! Antifragility! Scalability! Sustainability! . . . All conjure up different sensations! Coaches are catalysts for fostering success by partnering with clients in advancing their business outcomes. Fundamentally, coaches are students of Human Nature and Human Dynamics in the context of the Human Condition . . . Reality! As Tom Landry elegantly expressed: “A […]

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Having the Right Answer is Not Enough

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I’ve often been involved in conversations exploring the right way to build software in large organizations. Very commonly, clients are exploring Agile versus Waterfall. Recently, at a significant conference in our industry various people were representing different “best ways” to build software. Different people held options like Scrum, XP, SAFe, LeSS, and Disciplined Agile Delivery […]

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