Survey About Technical Managers

Marcus Blankenship and I are conducting a survey of technical managers. If you are or have been a technical manager, please take the survey here: Software leadership 2016 survey. Oh, and I was so curious about how many female/male managers there were, we had to ask...

A Working Definition of Agile

In a recent workshop, a participant asked me, “What does agile mean? How do you know if you are agile?” He wants to use kanban to see the flow of work through his group. Someone told him he needed to use iterations to be agile. (I had a little rant about...

Podcast About Geographically Distributed Agile Teams

Lisette Sutherland posted a podcast we recorded about geographically distributed agile teams. See Organize Your Distributed Team over on the CollaborationSuperpowers site. We covered how you can think about your geographically distributed agile team: Why you want a...

Small-World Networks Article Posted

I’m a new contributor to the TechBeacon site. I have an article up, called Small-world networks: a lightweight alternative to SAFe for scaling agile. Yes, it’s based on Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization. Hope...

Agile and Lean Program Management is Done

I sent my newsletter, Scaling Agile and Lean to Programs to my subscribers yesterday. (Are you one of them? No? You should be!) If you are trying to use agile for several projects that together deliver value (a program), you might be wondering what the...

Influential Agile Leader on Projects at Work

I spoke with Dave Prior on a podcast for Projects at Work. The podcast is titled “Influential Agile Leader.” We spoke about how leaders need to practice coaching and influence, and how to use experiential approaches to helping people learn how. You can...