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Defining “Scaling” Agile, Part 4: Sharing Agile Outside of Product Development

Here’s where we are so far in this discussion of what it might mean to “scale” agile approaches: Part 1: Creating Cross-Functional Feature Teams (Teams that can produce features on a regular basis) Part 2: Programs of Cross-Functional Feature Teams (Programs (multiple teams working together) that deliver features on a regular basis) Part 3: Agile Product …

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Defining “Scaling” Agile, Part 1: Creating Cross-Functional Feature Teams

I keep encountering confusion about what scaling agile is. I’m writing what I think is a 4-part series to define it so we all talk about the same thing. When I ask people to define what they mean by scaling agile, they talk about these possibilities: They have agile developers. They want agile testers. This is …

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Who’s the Boss? Let Agile Teams Manage Themselves

I know of a geographically dispersed team across three continents and many time zones collaborating on a product. They work in one-week iterations and have weekly virtual meetings to collaborate in real time. They never have standups because the logistics are impossible. They have handoffs instead. They retrospect at a month-long cadence. (I might like …

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Do You Design Your Software Process for Flexibility or Repeatability?

Back in the ’90s, everyone was into repeatable processes for software. What that often meant was we were supposed to do all projects in exactly the same way, regardless of the type of project. We were supposed to document what we did and deliver the same documentation each project. It didn’t matter how much innovation …

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Create Your Successful Agile Project Workshop

Workshop: Create Your Successful Agile (& Lean) Project Workshop Workshop Objective: Learn how to deliver value as a collaborative team. You’ll use agile and lean principles, and experiment with various practices to help you find your agile approach. Workshop Overview: As you practice with your project, you’ll learn how to create your collaborative team. Then, …

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Why Do Iterations Have to be the Same Duration in Agile?

Rothman Consulting Group, Inc. Vol 7, #2: Why Do Iterations Have to be the Same Duration in Agile? February 5, 2010 In This Issue: Why Do Iterations Have to be the Same Duration in Agile? Join the Teleseminar Series: Prevent Your Agile Titanic Group Coaching for Managers and Project Managers New to the Pragmatic Manager? …

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