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Navigating the Agile Training Landscape It’s become pretty confusing these days. If you’re interested in advancing your Agile knowledge there are so many options. I often field questions from people asking me for help choosing the right class for them. Here is my subjective...

Which Public Agile Training Is Right For Me? (a.k.a Navigating The Agile Training Landscape)

Navigating the Agile Training Landscape It’s become pretty confusing these days. If you’re interested in advancing your Agile knowledge there are so many options. I often field questions from people asking me for help choosing the right class for them. Here is my subjective...

Last week I called a technician to repair an electrical shutter that was broken. The technician did a good job in general, but there was one particular thing he did that made me think of him as a true professional. Was it the tools...

The Professional Developer

Last week I called a technician to repair an electrical shutter that was broken. The technician did a good job in general, but there was one particular thing he did that made me think of him as a true professional. Was it the tools...

SAFe for Agile Marketing Guidance Article

Scaling Agile Marketing With SAFe – Overview More and more Marketing organizations are realizing today that they need to be faster, more flexible/responsive and more collaborative, in order to have a real impact on the business they’re supporting. More and more CMOs are looking...

SAFe for Agile Marketing Guidance Article

Scaling Agile Marketing With SAFe – Overview More and more Marketing organizations are realizing today that they need to be faster, more flexible/responsive and more collaborative, in order to have a real impact on the business they’re supporting. More and more CMOs are looking...

One of the new concepts we introduce in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the Service Level Expectation, defined as: An SLE forecasts how long it should take a given item to flow from start to finish within your workflow. The SLE itself...

Kanban Service Level Expectations and how to use them in Scrum

One of the new concepts we introduce in the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams is the Service Level Expectation, defined as: An SLE forecasts how long it should take a given item to flow from start to finish within your workflow. The SLE itself...

Co-Creating and teaching the new Scrum.org Professional Scrum with Kanban class has given me an opportunity to get back to geeking out on WIP limits, flow metrics and all things Kanban. And it’s been fun! One of the key Kanban practices is Limiting Work...

Limiting Work in Progress (WIP) – some anecdotes worth thinking about when using Kanban with Scrum

Co-Creating and teaching the new Scrum.org Professional Scrum with Kanban class has given me an opportunity to get back to geeking out on WIP limits, flow metrics and all things Kanban. And it’s been fun! One of the key Kanban practices is Limiting Work...

In the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Professional Scrum with Kanban workshop, we introduce 4 key flow metrics that we believe Scrum teams can use to improve their flow: Work in Progress (WIP) The number of work items started but not finished...

4 Key Flow Metrics and how to use them in Scrum’s events

In the Kanban Guide for Scrum Teams and the Professional Scrum with Kanban workshop, we introduce 4 key flow metrics that we believe Scrum teams can use to improve their flow: Work in Progress (WIP) The number of work items started but not finished...

As part of our belief that Agile should span more than just the product development/IT department and can actually benefit other areas of the organization, we spend our time practicing and evangelizing Agile in other areas in the organization. Marketing is one of these...

Video of Agile Marketing at Scale talk at Midwest Digital Marketing Conference

As part of our belief that Agile should span more than just the product development/IT department and can actually benefit other areas of the organization, we spend our time practicing and evangelizing Agile in other areas in the organization. Marketing is one of these...

Sometimes you stumble upon amusement park methods. Remember the feeling when first going through the gates of a big amusement park? When you get a first glimpse of how vast it is? you see some rides close by and at the distance you see...

Amusement Park Methods

Sometimes you stumble upon amusement park methods. Remember the feeling when first going through the gates of a big amusement park? When you get a first glimpse of how vast it is? you see some rides close by and at the distance you see...

When I talk to marketing teams, Content is one of the areas with the most desire for achieving agility without losing your sanity.  Here is a guest post by Alex Novkov from Kanbanize about how they kept Content Marketing Agile. Content is King! This famous...

How to Keep Content Marketing Agile

When I talk to marketing teams, Content is one of the areas with the most desire for achieving agility without losing your sanity.  Here is a guest post by Alex Novkov from Kanbanize about how they kept Content Marketing Agile. Content is King! This famous...

It’s been so exciting to hear so much positive feedback and interest in the new Scrum.org Kanban for Scrum Teams guide and the accompanying Professional Scrum with Kanban class. Creating the class and guide together with Daniel (Vacanti) & Steve (Porter) and then working...

Understanding the Kanban for Scrum Teams Guide

It’s been so exciting to hear so much positive feedback and interest in the new Scrum.org Kanban for Scrum Teams guide and the accompanying Professional Scrum with Kanban class. Creating the class and guide together with Daniel (Vacanti) & Steve (Porter) and then working...