Posts Tagged ‘Agile’

Slack and the Agile Manager’s Role: Be the Slack

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Slack time in the office.

In his book “Slack: Getting Past Burnout, Busywork, and the Myth of Total Efficiency”, Tom DeMarco makes the point is that you can’t be creative when you are overworked or overburdened. Stress kills innovation as does busyness. Little slack leads to little time to look around leads to little improvement. To be creative, your mind needs to feel free […]

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Should the PMO go away?

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When I go in to do large scale transformations I’m invariably asked the question, “should the PMO go away?’  The reasoning is that going agile should get rid of all of the oversight, the Gantt Charts, the weekly status meetings, release scheduling.  The list goes on. Before I address the question I want to give […]

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The Break-Up

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True Story. It was a painful breakup. I thought things were going fine, but “it’s not you” she said “it’s me”…. and just like that, our relationship was over. I really didn’t see it coming. We have been working together for a long time now. Really? Really, I said. You no longer need QA? She […]

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TO DO. TO DO THIS WEEK. DOING. DONE…

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  My life just does not work without this. I have always had my general to do and tasks lists and ever famous highlighters to mark them off when they’ve been completed. I’ve always said if it doesn’t get written down, it won’t happen. But it wasn’t until I attended Agile2016 and Catherine Swetel’s Personal […]

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Modular, Over Monolithic

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There is a natural tension between the predictability an organization needs in order to plan and budget and the adaptability it also needs to accommodate for change and the unknowns. At the outset of a new project, especially if it is using new technologies, there can be an order of magnitude difference between how long […]

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