Release planning, and executing in projects that use Scrum

The popularity of Agile processes is increasing lately in the delivery of IT projects. Among many Agile Processes Scrum process framework stands apart, which is evident by 94% respondents to [...]


Measuring ROI of Agile Transformation

Have you experienced a lot of hype about using Agile and subsequent challenges in justifying the outcome achieved due to Agile adoption? In many organizations, Agile transformation starts with a [...]


Innovating At Warp Speed

With 2017 behind us, my 2020 high beams are revealing a blistering pace of change for business and information technology leaders in 2018. This pivotal year of digital transformation will [...]


Playing Games with Compliance

Our world is getting smaller.  As technology advances, it brings us closer together regardless of physical distance, making it is increasingly easy for business interactions to seamlessly cross [...]


What Patterns Count – Where Are 10x or 10% Gains Coming From?

What patterns count is a great question and the answer entirely depends on the context. Visual patterns provide safety in nature; consider the zebra on the African plains or the chameleon that [...]


Agile Transformation: Product Backlog Of An Agile Practitioner

Agile is hard, no secret about it, especially for organizations that goes through transformation journey of traditional to agile. Not every transformation is successful. Many transformation [...]


How to Avoid Estimate Inflation

Mike Cohn recently wrote about preventing estimate inflation in Agile teams. I’m in agreement with Mike that estimate inflation commonly comes from a team being pressured to deliver more points [...]


Accelerate Or Drag Your Organization?

The old saying, “You are what you eat,” or is it, “You are what you measure?” Life is just too confusing sometimes! The point is every organization needs to have an understanding where they are. [...]


Focus On What Is Important

The agile stuff we typically think of is; sprints, standups and user stories to name a few. Those things are the mechanics of how product teams organize their efforts; they are not agile. Agile [...]


Agile and the Art of Motor Cycle Maintenance

I ride a Moto Guzzi motorcycle, pictured above. I love it. I am hooked. The exhilaration of being at one with the road, the sensory input and the feeling of freedom is the addiction that hooks [...]

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