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Jill Stott

DevOps

The Four Ultimate DevOps Don’t’s

Don’t put DevOps in a box Don’t ignore culture Don’t under-invest in automation Don’t bogart...

Kanban, Productivity

If You’re Not Using This #1 Kanban Strategy, You’re Losing Time and Money

“Start stopping and start finishing” is the ultimate way to increase efficiency. And yet, none...

Agile testing

Fiction, Not Fantasy: A Cautionary Tale About Testing

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

efficiency, Kanban metrics, Lead time

The Two Most Valuable Agile Metrics

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

Agile, Software Development, Sub-optimization, Testing

Optimize the Whole: Lessons From a Past Tester

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

Agile, Agile resolutions, Productivity

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...

Agile Transformation, Coaching

Agile Coaching 101

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

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...

Agile, Project Management, Sub-optimization

Using Agile to Create a Mentally Healthy Workplace

Val sat down in the kickoff meeting for the upcoming project. The project manager proudly...

Workplace Transparency in Agile

Transparency and openness are fundamental in Agile. They are key to making informed decisions. While...

Virtual Training Is the Solution You’ve Been Looking For

“I wish we’d offered virtual Agile training years ago.” – me, to myself   Technology...

Agile, Kanban, Training

My Journey to Becoming an Accredited Kanban Trainer

The Kanban Method is an empowering approach that helps individuals and teams harness their full...