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Self-Organization Eats Agile at Scale for Breakfast

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The Transformation of a Transformation Agent: How becoming an agile coach challenged everything I thought I knew

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Growing Racial Equity: Finding Our Way to Action

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It’s exciting to see Design Thinking work in navigating a path to social change. A journey where listening has led to empathy and understanding, onto myriad solution ideas. We are finding our way to action.

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Introducing the Agile2020 Experience Reports

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We were already busy writing and reviewing experience reports when the Agile2020 conference was cancelled in early June. Towards the end of March, we’d selected twenty experience reports (out of 88 submissions). Each report author was then paired with a shepherd who had advocated for their report.

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Discoveries Through Personal Agility

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What’s Happening with Agile Coach Camp Worldwide

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If you aren’t aware, thanks to COVID-19 Agile Coach Camp Worldwide has gone virtual with the Home Edition. This gives an opportunity to have even broader participation across the globe.

Noticing Inequity and Exploring the Problem in Open Space

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A recap of our July 10th event In order to explore Growing Racial Equity in the Agile Community for Black Lives, it felt natural to use a design thinking approach. When faced with a compelling problem, it’s instinctive to want to offer a solution as quickly as we can.

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Value Stream Mapping: How to See Where You’re Going By Seeing Where You Are

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Can Quality Hurt Software Projects?

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I recently had the pleasure to interview Carlos Blé from the Canary Islands in Spain. Carlos is a software crafter with almost two decades of experience in software development and has been involved with the Software Craftsmanship community for more than a decade.

A 6 Month Cultural Transformation with Scrum

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Thawing the Frozen Middle to Create a Self-Organizing Transformation

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What Happens When Agile Goes Away?

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Supporting People Through Change

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A few weeks ago, I stood in the alley talking to my neighbor about the coronavirus situation (from an appropriate distance). “It can’t get worse,” he said. “It It can always get worse,” I responded.

Making Your CFO a Proponent of Limiting WIP

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CFO’s are interested in software capitalization. Yet, when finance and portfolio management are unfamiliar with agile software capitalization practices, they impede the adoption of lean-agile ways of working.

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Project Management – How the discipline is evolving

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All the world is saying that Project Management is changing. It is true: See how the Standard for Project Management has been transformed by the Project Management Institute that published it for exposure in January 2020!

Time and Software Development – how ancient myths, rituals and metaphors shape our work today

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Two metaphors dominate humanity’s relationship to time, and they are strikingly relevant to software development. The first sees time as a succession of repeating cycles.

Agile Mindset : Nail it then Scale it!

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It is essential to have a growth mindset (which resonates with Agile mindset) when we want to see our organization to grow and the value which it is offering to our Eco-system. My talk will cover difference of Growth and Fixed Mindset, and how we can foster our mindsets into growth mindsets.

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Agile Methods Are No Match For Outdated Leadership

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Three Key Leadership Plays to Succeed with Agile Two groups of leaders Not too long ago, I was talking to a potential client, let’s call him Steve, who was interested in “going Agile”. Steve informed me that he was already very knowledgeable about Agile.

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Tips for Better Remote Meetings

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As of this week, many people who are accustomed to going to the office are working from home. I myself am mostly staying at home, avoiding face-to-face interaction with colleagues and friends, especially those over 65 or with medical issues.

Lessons Learned in Becoming a Product-Centric Organization

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Introduction to Personal Agility with Kanban Journaling

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Process journaling kanban personal agility webcast

Effective Product (Software) Teams

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I had the pleasure to interview Eduardo Ferro from Madrid-Spain Eduardo is a software crafter with more than 20 years of experience helping organizations of different sizes to build good quality software products.

Arriving at better backlog

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Scrum seduces with its simplicity, common sense and short, but sweet “manual” in form of the scrum guide promising to do “twice the work in half the time”. Yet while it puts a lot of emphasis on the execution, it remains quiet on the topic of defining backlog. In all the rush of getting things … Continued. lightning talks member XP 2020 Video

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OKRs From a Beyond Budgeting Perspective

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During the last few years we have witnessed the amazing revival of an almost 50 year old management idea called “Objectives and Key Results” (OKR). The former Intel CEO Andy Grove introduced the concept in this company in the seventies, as described in his 1983 book “High Output Management”.

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Women in Agile and Tech: Building a Network of Support, Learning, and Growth

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This story originates sometime back in 2013 – 2014 when I started my journey to become an Agile Enabler in India. When I began, I did not find a single woman to guide me or coach me. Not blaming women for not coming forward. It was maybe because I was a novice and unaware of … Continued.

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About the Agile Alliance Board 2020 Nomination Process

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The Agile Alliance Board of Directors has received many questions over the nominations process for new Board Members. We would like to share some of the changes we introduced over the past year.

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What the Octopus Teaches Us About Agile Organizational Design

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This entry was written as part of the Supporting Agile Adoption program, an Agile Alliance initiative dedicated to supporting organizations and their people become more Agile. There are some questions in life that simply do not have good answers. “Why do we dream?”,

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How We Adapted in a World of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, Ambiguity (VUCA)

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An Agile Recruitment Process for Businesses with Small, Remote Teams

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Handling Conflict at a Distance

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Things are not what they used to be. Many are now working remotely for the first time in their lives – away from those they are used to being with five days a week. One of the challenges of working remotely is dealing with conflict when we’re apart.

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Scrum Masters are People Too – Give ‘Em a Break, and a Hand

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There are great Scrum Masters and lousy Scrum Masters. There are also great and lousy managers, developers, testers, salespeople, and neighbors. People are people – no matter what their profession or role in life. Scrum Masters are people too.

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Refactoring with Observability: Novel Practices for Learning

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What have we learned from recruiting and onboarding for agile teams?

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Join Us at deliver:Agile 2020

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Around this time last year I tweeted, “XP is not dead; it’s just not where you left it.” I was tired of hearing longtime XP practitioners complaining about the decline (or even death) of XP practices. I was tired because I saw XP every day.

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Assessment Tricks and Traps

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A Mature Product Transition to DevOps

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Reflections from Emma Armstrong, Agile2020 Conference Chair

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Hello everyone! I appreciate in this difficult time in the world, people have a lot more to contend with than a conference being cancelled. However I want to extend a personal message to all the people who have worked tirelessly to put together what would have been an amazing Agile2020.