Component Teams Create Coupling in Products and Organizations

Many of my clients feel stuck with their component teams. They feel they must implement across the architecture, not through it. That’s because the people are organized in component teams. As the organization grows, so does the number of component teams. The more component teams they have, the more complexity they create in the teams, in …

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 …

ProjectManagementParadise Podcast Up

Johnny Beirne over at projectmanagementparadise podcast interviewed me, specifically about my post, Visualize Your Work So You Can Say No. See Episode 38: “How to visualise your work so that you can say no” with Johanna Rothman. Hope you enjoy it!

Agile Misconceptions: Agile is Just a Project Management Framework

If you read least week’s post about agile misconceptions, There is One Right Approach, you will like this one. This week’s article is Agile Misconceptions: Agile is Just a Project Management Framework. If you would like more common-sense approaches to agile, sign up for the Influential Agile Leader. We’re leading it in San Francisco and London …