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Want What you Have … A Time for Thanks

As Thanksgiving is upon us in the States, I usually bring a little more focus to things that I am thankful for. It reminds me of a great quote, not sure about attribution or accuracy of it. It goes something like this, “it is better to want what you have,...

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One SHU Not HA RI, These Things!

Have you been on a team or in an organization that adopts a new methodology or framework of getting work done and then stops using parts of it almost immediately? Or they don’t implement parts of the framework because that won’t work for them? All to often I have seen this...

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Getting to DONE! by Jeff Sutherland

Last night, Jeff Sutherland (@jeffsutherland) from Scrum, Inc., stopped by the local DC Scrum User Group (@DCSUG) and talked to us about Getting to DONE! It was a great talk highlighting the major factors that impact a teams ability to deliver working software every sprint. The six primary factors are Poor definition of...

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Agile Defense by JJ Sutherland

Recently JJ Sutherland (@jjsutherland) presented on the topic of Agile Defense at the local Scrum User Group that I co-organize. I hope to fill in more of what JJ talked about in this post but at the very least below are the slides that he presented that you can download. Enjoy....

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More Agile-related Memes

Below are some more agile-related memes that I have collected over the years and find pretty funny. Enjoy. And some more here … A few more Agile-related Memes If you haven’t seen the first round, here you go … Collection of Agile-related Memes What are some agile-related memes that you...

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Collection of Agile-related Memes

Here is a collection of Agile-related memes that I have collected over the years. The first two I recently made up. Enjoy. The next one below was on reddit the other day. I just tweaked it a little. Next round posted. More Agile-related Memes Here are some other good ones: http://tiny-giant-books.com/blog/agile-memes-part-1/ What are some...

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The Enterprise and Scrum Book Review

Overall I enjoyed “The Enterprise and Scrum” by Ken Schwaber because it had some great examples of how Scrum can work within a large enterprise. It was a little tough to follow through some of the example uses given for different business enterprises. The final chapter for me was very good. It...

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Don’t Forget About the Inner Circle

I love Uncle Bob for many reasons. He added one more when I watched his speech at the recent 2014 Mile High Conference. His talk was called, “The Future of Agile if any.” What I took away is that we can’t forget about the inner circle to truly be agile....

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Scrum Shortcuts Book Review

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips by: Ilan Goldstein was a quick read chalked full of useful and immediately applicable tips to use with teams and organizations I work with. And while shortcuts don’t typically work out, the author states, “these are different.” They are more...

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Collection of Agile-related Resources

Below is a collection of resources that I have found very useful while on my agile journey. Please drop a comment if you have some other resources that have helped you. Books I have read (HR – Highly Recommend, R – Recommend) (HR) The Scrum Filed Guide: Practical Advice for your...

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