Lean and Agile Category

Lean and Agile Coach at Object Consulting

I am excited about joining Object Consulting as a Lean and Agile Coach.  I am really looking forward to working with Object and working side-by-side with our clients in the coming months. Here’s an article that was published in today’s Australian IT with the announcement of my appointment at Object Consulting.   Except of announcement: OBJECT […]

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A Kanban Christmas Story

Here is a nice Christmas Story with a Kanban twist.

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Training to become an Agile Coach?

[Edited: Updated links 28 Feb 2011] Today I received an interesting question – “What training is there to develop agile coaches as output of the training?” The goal of an Agile coach is grow a productive Agile team that thinks for itself rather than relying on someone to prescribe the way to do things. Showing […]

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Cost Center Disease

I recently attended the local Melbourne Agile user group meetup where Mary Poppendieck gave a couple of great presentations. I have watched many of Mary’s presentations over the Internet so it was a welcome change to hear her speak in person. It was also good to hear two presentations that I haven’t seen or heard […]

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The issue with Scrum Certifications

Ron Jeffries has posted a nice article on CSM Certification Thoughts containing several excellent diagrams describing some of the forces that are in play when it comes to Scrum certifications (or any other Agile certification for that matter). There are both positive and negative opinions of CSM Certification in the industry.  In my view, a […]

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DevOps and Continuous Delivery

Last week I attended the Agile Australia Conference. I will post a conference report soon, but thought I would share the 2 main takeaways I had from the conference. One is the DevOps movement and the second is Continuous Delivery. DevOps is a new movement seeking to achieve the business need for rapid delivery of […]

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For Fun – PMI Agile Response

An article called the ‘Sweet Spot’ appeared in the August 2010 edition of the PMI.ORG PM Network Journal. In response to this article, a video was produced which is quite amusing.  Watch the video.

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Two Pizza Teams

If you have been following my blog, you will notice that Dilbert comics seem to jolt me into writing a new entry.  In this comic, the pointy-haired boss actually makes a wise comment when he says “Just break into whatever size groups you think make sense”.  For Agile teams, what make sense is small teams.  […]

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The Illusive Definition of Agile

What is agile?  How would you define it?  Is it a set of practices?  Is it a way of management? We often say agile is a culture and a mindset. To me Agile is not something you do, but something you are. If you don’t subscribe to the Agile values and principles and only follow […]

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Book Review – Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

I have been a fan of Mike Cohn and his latest book Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum is another great book.  He blends a good mix of theoretical and practical techniques drawn from his past experiences.  This book doesn’t show you how the Scrum Framework works, but it is more of a cookbook […]

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