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Design Your Agile Project, Part 3

What do you do  for geographically distributed teams, if you want to move to agile? First question: does the team want to move to agile? Or, does the management want to move to agile? I am serious. I might take … Continue reading

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Design Your Agile Project, Part 2

The point of using agile is to get finish something valuable-to-the-business quickly, to get feedback. Why? For several reasons, but the first one is so you can change the project’s priorities. The second is so you can change the project … Continue reading

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Design Your Agile Project, Part 1

The more I see teams transition to agile, the more I am convinced that each team is unique. Each project is unique. Each organizational context is unique. Why would you take an off-the-shelf solution that does not fit your context? … Continue reading

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Cost of Delay: Why You Should Care, Part 6

I’ve outlined five potential costs of delay in the previous five posts: The delay from not releasing on time, part 1 The delay from multitasking,part 2 The delay from indecision, part 3 The delay from technical debt, part 4 The … Continue reading

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Cost of Delay Due to Other Teams’ Delay, Part 5

Imagine you have a large program, where you have several teams contributing to the success of one business deliverable. You are all trying to achieve a specific date for release. One team is having trouble. Maybe this is their first … Continue reading

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Creating a Healthy Project Culture

Glen Alleman seems to have nailed it, with Alert – Was Poor PM the Root Cause of ACA Difficulties? Among the many problems: No overall program manager No way for stakeholders to know what Done looks like (no release criteria) … Continue reading

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Many Slideshares for Your Reading Pleasure

I have posted several slideshares for your reading pleasure. You won’t get the pleasure of my humor, eye rolling and jokes. Nope, for that you would have had to hear me speak. In September, I spoke at AgileSoCal, and had … Continue reading

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Trust, Agile Program Management, & Being Effective

If you read my most recent post, Comparing Teams Is Not Useful: Exposing Another Management Myth and the comments, you will see that I rant about the business of normalizing story points for predicting cost or schedule for a program. … Continue reading

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Organizing An Agile Program, Part 5: Measurements That Might Mean Something to a Program

This is the last in this series of organizing the agile program management posts. It won’t be the last of all the posts, it’s just the last in the series of organizing posts. If I’d realized how many words I … Continue reading

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How Does Your Software Grow? Do You Know?

I read Metrics with Impact by Michiel van Genuchten and Les Hatton in the July/August IEEE Software, pp 99-101 last week. They discuss a metric: Compound Annual Growth, CAGR for software. CAGR is interesting to me, because I’ve actually measured … Continue reading

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