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Agile, SAFe, Scaling

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...

Hybrid Work Environment, Work from home

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...

Agile, Agile Leadership, Scrum

Agile Leaders: Driving Organizational Success

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, organizations face an ever-increasing need for Agility. Traditional hierarchical...

Agile vs. Waterfall: The Showdown

Choosing the right approach to project management can make all the difference in project success....

Bad User Stories Are Nobody’s Friend

Whenever an organization brings me in as an Agile coach, I ask management, “Why am...

Product Backlog, Product Owner

5 Mistakes You Must Fix to Master Your Product Backlog

As the singular prioritized list of desired work for your Agile team, the health of...

Scaling

Why is Agile Scaling So Hard?

Agile scaling is always a hot topic for students and organizations dealing with the complexities...

Kanban, Scrum

What Is the Difference Between Scrum and Kanban?

Both Scrum and Kanban provide principles and practices that you can apply to deliver high-quality...

Product Backlog, Product Owner, Scrum, sprint planning, Sprints

Is Your Team’s Sprint Planning Broken?

Scrum is a framework that operates in a rhythmic cadence called “sprints,” which are fixed...

Kanban, Productivity, Scrum

How Agile Leads to Cost Savings

In the past two decades, Agile methodologies like Scrum and Kanban have exploded in popularity...

Scrum Events, sprint planning, Sprint Review

What a Sprint Review Is… and Isn’t

The Scrum framework includes a pattern of five activities that allow a small team to...