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My most Relevant posts on Agile organized for your Tight Timeline


Note: This is a sticky post and not necessarily the most recent. Scroll down for the most recent postings.. However if you are new to this blog you should definitely read this post! Since blogs in general and this one … Continue reading

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The Perennial Waterfall Strawman/Myth


Just as the ‘abominable snowman’ never existed, and is merely used to frighten children from playing in the snow too long, “Waterfall” is just as nonexistent and is used by agile coaches as propaganda┬áscare tactics to frighten developers into buying … Continue reading

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Death by a thousand cuts, Agile/Scrum style — an example


TerraT posted an interesting comment on this blog post. I thoght I’d repost it here since it is illustrative of the slippery slope a project can get on when doing a “by the book” agile adoption and what the ramifications … Continue reading

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Post Agilism: Moving beyond the outdated and misdirected aspects of “Agile”


The Software World is moving beyond “Agile” into the post-Agile world — and for good reason. The main problem with Agile, is that it was invented in the 90s, to solve the problems of the 80s. ┬áProblems that are different … Continue reading

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By Popular Request: What my Approach Is


I’ve been asked on several occasions what my general approach is for software development. Although I don’t have particular “hard rules” for how things must be done, I do have a number of general approaches which I tend to use … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm and Astroturfing in the Agile Landscape


Agile is so cool isn’t it? And our team is so much more productive since we’ve switched to Scrum — in fact we’ve decided to reorganize our entire lives around lean/kanban culture It seems like you can’t browse anywhere without … Continue reading

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Lack of Scrum Success stories a Growing Concern?


Scrum is nearly 20 years old and has enjoyed significant popularity in recent years. But that popularity has not manifested itself in terms of visible success. There have been repeated requests, for success stories, both here on my blog, as … Continue reading

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Cultural aspects of bringing Lean, Kanban, TPS, Scrum and other Japanese based management systems to the west


As most of us are aware, techniques such as Kanban, Lean, TPS, and Scrum are based on Japanese project management techniques. In this post, I am going to talk about the cultural aspects of business in Japan, and how that … Continue reading

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Refactoring the Scrum Lexicon


There has been much discussion lately regarding reforming some of the words in the Scrum Lexicon. I welcome such long overdue discussion, for several reasons. 1) It obviously demonstrates that even the founders feel that modification is necessary, and thus … Continue reading

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The Japanese Roots of “Scrum”, Part I


I’m sure many of us in the software development world are aware of “Scrum.” Scrum was derived from a Seminal Paper by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka It is certainly worth a read (linked above). From now on in this … Continue reading

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