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Agile Development – Just A Starting Point Towards Organizational Agility For many people Agile is “Agile Development”. They use agile to improve the effectiveness and agility of software organizations. For these people scaling agile typically means developing even larger programs/products with an agile development approach....

To Infinity and Beyond – Achieving Organizational Agility

Agile Development – Just A Starting Point Towards Organizational Agility For many people Agile is “Agile Development”. They use agile to improve the effectiveness and agility of software organizations. For these people scaling agile typically means developing even larger programs/products with an agile development approach....

Sometimes you need to pack a suitcase. One way of doing it would be to have a list of how many socks, shirts etc. can the suitcase hold, then prepare these items and pack them into the suitcase. This should work, I think, but...

Estimating – Do You Trust Your Ability To Execute?

Sometimes you need to pack a suitcase. One way of doing it would be to have a list of how many socks, shirts etc. can the suitcase hold, then prepare these items and pack them into the suitcase. This should work, I think, but...

Sometimes it is right there before us and all we need to do is to reach out and take it. Improvement opportunities are there – all we need to do is learn how to identify them and invest the minimal time to turn the...

Seize The Improvement Opportunity!

Sometimes it is right there before us and all we need to do is to reach out and take it. Improvement opportunities are there – all we need to do is learn how to identify them and invest the minimal time to turn the...

At the beginning of a Scrum implementation y,ou usually find two main types of team behaviors. Those who embrace the scrum events (Planning, daily etc.) and try to better understand them represent one type. There are many issues and many required adjustments and the...

When Scrum Events Are Burdening

At the beginning of a Scrum implementation y,ou usually find two main types of team behaviors. Those who embrace the scrum events (Planning, daily etc.) and try to better understand them represent one type. There are many issues and many required adjustments and the...

This post is a continuation/refresh of an earlier post from Yuval’s personal blog  Tools for Agile Marketing seems to be the hot topic in the various Agile Marketing communities. The Marketing Agility Podcast is talking to some tool vendors and people started to discuss it...

Choosing your Agile Marketing Tool

This post is a continuation/refresh of an earlier post from Yuval’s personal blog  Tools for Agile Marketing seems to be the hot topic in the various Agile Marketing communities. The Marketing Agility Podcast is talking to some tool vendors and people started to discuss it...

Lately I had the opportunity and pleasure to facilitate a process of designing cross-functional feature teams in a self-selection process. Self-selection is a facilitated way to let people choose which team to work in. It is surprising how rare this practice is sometimes even...

Experiencing Self-Selection of feature teams

Lately I had the opportunity and pleasure to facilitate a process of designing cross-functional feature teams in a self-selection process. Self-selection is a facilitated way to let people choose which team to work in. It is surprising how rare this practice is sometimes even...

When teaching SAFe (The Scaled Agile Framework) we talk about “Ba” – the sense of togetherness and connectedness that amplifies the performance of teams and larger groups (e.g. Agile Release Trains). This week when visiting Leankit (To teach an Implementing SAFe 4.0 SPC4 class to...

Ba – A sense of togetherness – Amplified by Music

When teaching SAFe (The Scaled Agile Framework) we talk about “Ba” – the sense of togetherness and connectedness that amplifies the performance of teams and larger groups (e.g. Agile Release Trains). This week when visiting Leankit (To teach an Implementing SAFe 4.0 SPC4 class to...

Intro Earlier this month I was helping a software organization in an Israeli defense organization (that’s why there are no pictures) run their first PI Planning event. The day after I told my colleagues at Agilesparks that this is one event I will try...

PI Planning Magic!

Intro Earlier this month I was helping a software organization in an Israeli defense organization (that’s why there are no pictures) run their first PI Planning event. The day after I told my colleagues at Agilesparks that this is one event I will try...

You may be smart. You may be intelligent. You may be creative. Yet to really achieve something meaningful, to make a real change, you need to do what the title suggests. I like words and these three did something to me. There are other...

The Need To Continuously and Relentlessly Persevere

You may be smart. You may be intelligent. You may be creative. Yet to really achieve something meaningful, to make a real change, you need to do what the title suggests. I like words and these three did something to me. There are other...

Which Estimation Units Should Your Teams Use For Work Items?  Why estimate in the first place? At the feature level, you want estimates so you can figure ROI (Return On Investment), so the business and product owners can prioritize one feature against another At...

Comparing Estimation Techniques

Which Estimation Units Should Your Teams Use For Work Items?  Why estimate in the first place? At the feature level, you want estimates so you can figure ROI (Return On Investment), so the business and product owners can prioritize one feature against another At...