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If Agile is Dead, Who Killed It? Suspect #2: SAFe

There’s been a trend lately of IT thought-leader types claiming that the Agile movement is dead or dying. There are, of course, a ton of organizations still using Scrum and other Agile methods to great effect. And I still believe that Scrum is responsible for amazing improvements in the quality of life and value delivery ...

How to Successfully Navigate Agile in a Hybrid Work Environment

In the wake of the global shift towards remote and hybrid work models, Agile methodologies fac...

Agile in Unexpected Places: The Universal Adaptability of Agile Methodol...

Agile methodologies have long been associated with the fast-paced world...

Agile Leaders: Driving Organizational Success

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations face an ever-increasing ne...

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Fiction, Not Fantasy: A Cautionary Tale About Testing

Many managers think that if they send everyone to a Scrum training and then assign...

7 Reasons You Can’t Stabilize Velocity & How to Fix It

On Scrum teams, velocity represents how much work a team can do each sprint. For...

The Two Most Valuable Agile Metrics

Spoiler alert: the most valuable Agile metrics are lead time and flow efficiency. First off,...

Optimize the Whole: Lessons From a Past Tester

Sub-optimization happens when we apply an improvement measure or process to one component of a...

Why Would I Need an Agile Coach?

Agile frameworks are simple, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy. Maybe you’re struggling with the...

4 Agile Resolutions to Make 2021 Your Best Year Yet

2020. A year I can’t wait to see go and never return. In 2020 most...

My Agile Resolution: Stop Starting and Start Finishing

As we approach the New Year and begin considering how we can improve our lives...

Agile Coaching 101

What is Agile Coaching? Years ago, whenever I heard the word “coach,” I imagined people...

A ScrumMaster’s Checklist for Problem-Solving

In my blog post, “Growing and Improving as a ScrumMaster,” I wrote: So, how do...

You’re Going Agile. What Training Will Give You the Best Start?

Great training is a critical part of any successful transition to Agile frameworks. After more...

Agile Isn’t Just for IT; It’s for You Too

In 2001, a group of men from various software development companies met to discuss and...

How To Lead An Effective Retrospective

We all know the importance of retrospectives to the Agile and Scrum process. The retrospective...