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A team I am working with is in the storming stage of their development. Finally. It’s been sometime that they have been forming, carefully learning each other, sometimes from afar. Each person was doing their own stuff, limiting their interaction to consultations. Every person...

Team Storming and Compost

A team I am working with is in the storming stage of their development. Finally. It’s been sometime that they have been forming, carefully learning each other, sometimes from afar. Each person was doing their own stuff, limiting their interaction to consultations. Every person...

When we build the team’s board for the first time there’s many times the question of how to represent work in progress, how to show what’s going on between “Ready/Committed” (The backlog of the sprint, items ready to be developed) and “Done”. There are...

In Progress vs. Dev, QA

When we build the team’s board for the first time there’s many times the question of how to represent work in progress, how to show what’s going on between “Ready/Committed” (The backlog of the sprint, items ready to be developed) and “Done”. There are...

Organizations reorg all the time. And again. Why do they do that? Setting cynicism aside, organizations reorg to adapt to new realities, to new demands. A team of 5 people that grew to 20 people needs to split to smaller teams. A business group...

Time To Reorg – An Intro to Refactoring

Organizations reorg all the time. And again. Why do they do that? Setting cynicism aside, organizations reorg to adapt to new realities, to new demands. A team of 5 people that grew to 20 people needs to split to smaller teams. A business group...

When I was a kid cars didn’t have seat belts at the back seat. We used to fly to and fro all over whenever the car took a turn. These days my kids shriek with horror if we forget to buckle them up and...

Dev and Test, Sitting in a Tree: K-I-S-S-I-N-G

When I was a kid cars didn’t have seat belts at the back seat. We used to fly to and fro all over whenever the car took a turn. These days my kids shriek with horror if we forget to buckle them up and...

The Email Inbox – The real Personal Kanban frontier I’ve been struggling for years with visualizing my personal work using Kanban. Using a physical board isn’t that practical since a lot of the time I actually do my work I’m not at my office....

Finally – An Email Inbox Focused Personal Kanban Board

The Email Inbox – The real Personal Kanban frontier I’ve been struggling for years with visualizing my personal work using Kanban. Using a physical board isn’t that practical since a lot of the time I actually do my work I’m not at my office....

Becoming a SAFe Program Consultant – Studying for the SPC Exam

TL;DR – Looking for SAFe exam questions? Sorry, move along, nothing for you here… If otoh you’re looking for some tips on how to properly study for the exam that seem to have worked for dozens of my students for the SPC exam and...

Becoming a SAFe Program Consultant – Studying for the SPC Exam

TL;DR – Looking for SAFe exam questions? Sorry, move along, nothing for you here… If otoh you’re looking for some tips on how to properly study for the exam that seem to have worked for dozens of my students for the SPC exam and...

“Inspection does not improve the quality, nor guarantee quality. Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already in the product. Quality cannot be inspected into a product or service; it must be built into it.” – W. Edwards Deming. A big...

Accelerate Your Development Speed – Built In Quality

“Inspection does not improve the quality, nor guarantee quality. Inspection is too late. The quality, good or bad, is already in the product. Quality cannot be inspected into a product or service; it must be built into it.” – W. Edwards Deming. A big...

Comment: We’re reposting here a classic article from the archives of Yuval’s personal blog.  What do Agile backlog items have to do with Dinosaurs? I’ve been using a visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some...

Explaining MVPs, MVFs, MMFs via the Lean/Agile Requirements Dinosaur

Comment: We’re reposting here a classic article from the archives of Yuval’s personal blog.  What do Agile backlog items have to do with Dinosaurs? I’ve been using a visualization that people find useful for understanding the relationship between the various Lean/Agile requirement containers. Some...

Bringing values down to earth Values and principles can often seem lofty and intangible so many agile practitioners prefer to focus on tools and practices. That’s understandable but unfortunate. Because values and principles have the potential to provide us with clarity and guidance that...

Getting Real About Your Values – The Values Retrospective

Bringing values down to earth Values and principles can often seem lofty and intangible so many agile practitioners prefer to focus on tools and practices. That’s understandable but unfortunate. Because values and principles have the potential to provide us with clarity and guidance that...

We are relentlessly expanding our tools set We at AgileSparks help companies create effective, efficient and happy workplaces. We do this by applying Agile and Lean principles. We understand that every approach has advantages and disadvantages. We believe that the best way is to...

Relentlessly expanding our tools set

We are relentlessly expanding our tools set We at AgileSparks help companies create effective, efficient and happy workplaces. We do this by applying Agile and Lean principles. We understand that every approach has advantages and disadvantages. We believe that the best way is to...