Announcing Influential Agile Leader, 2.0, June 7-8, 2018

Gil Broza and I are thrilled to announce the updated version of our flagship workshop, the Influential Agile Leader. We’re leading the workshop in the Boston area, June 7-8, 2018. If you have these kinds of challenges: Your business can’t “stop” to recreate itself as an agile organization. You need to continue and to nurture …

Feedback and Feedforward for Continuous Improvement Posted

I’m a monthly contributor to the Gurock blog. This month’s article is Feedback & Feedforward for Continuous Improvement: Using Double-Loop Learning Challenges Our Assumptions. Single-loop learning is when you “Plan the work and work the plan.” Double-loop learning is when you challenge assumptions during the project. Agile approaches allow us to do so. This is the …

When Teams Don’t Finish Work in a Sprint: 3 Tips to Seeing and Finishing Work

Sprints, by definition, are a timebox. You’re supposed to say, “Pencils down!” at the end of the sprint, show your work and reflect. One of the big problems with new-to-agile teams is their inability to finish work inside a sprint. Each team is unique. However, I’ve seen these causes most often: Team members multitask, so …

Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program Posted

My most recent article on projectmanagement.com is 3 Questions to Ask Before Estimating an Agile Program. In both Create Your Successful Agile Project and Agile and Lean Program Management, I talk about the reality of estimates in most settings. The question is what kind of an estimate does your project or program need? I’m not opposed to …