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Making the Agile Move

Jun 28, 2018 12:01:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation

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There are many considerations on how to make the move from Project Orientation to Release Orientation. Probably more than any other, the key is a belief in moving your organization’s mindset to the new of way of thinking and recognizing that the value of the old project container has vanished in an..

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Seeing the World Through Agile-Colored Glasses

May 1, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile

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There are many misconceptions about what Agile means. Here are a few of the most common that I've heard:

  • Agile is a development methodology. Well, not really, but there are a group of methods that can all be considered Agile.
  • Agile is the same thing as Scrum. They are not one and the same. Scrum..
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3 Easy Agile Fixes to Boost Your Productivity of your Agile Implementation

Apr 18, 2017 3:24:00 PM / by Brian posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching

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Agile frameworks, like Scrum, are generally easy to understand. With many teams where we have taught and coached, there are some common mindset and practice tweaks that make a real difference to productivity. Here's our top 3 easy fixes to boost the level of productivity of your agile..

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SAFe for Small Value Streams – The Portfolio Level and Wrapping It Up

Apr 7, 2015 8:10:00 AM / by Brian posted in Small Value Streams, Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe

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At the Portfolio Level, there are really no significant impacts for SVS pattern organizations. We still use Kanban systems to manage the business epic and architecture epic pipelines that flow into each of the Agile Release Trains (ART’s). In SVS pattern organizations, we still have high value in..

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We are speaking at Agile DC!

Sep 14, 2014 3:34:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation, Agile

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We are happy to announce that Naeem and Brian will be speaking at Agile DC 2014 on Tuesday, October 21st. Our session is called “Hop Onto the Release Orientation Trolley”. This session was first be presented at Scrum Gathering on Tuesday May 6. This session builds on concepts from our Scrum..

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Envision Your Agile Destination - Release Orientation

Jun 25, 2014 5:59:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation, Digital Strategy, Assessment

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An agile transformation journey implies a starting point, where you are now, and a destination. That destination might not be the final end point for your transformation journey, but that destination is somewhere you know you want to go – more automation, faster cycle times, higher quality,..

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Joy, Inc. - Great read, great approach!

May 12, 2014 5:19:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile

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Naeem and I had the pleasure of presenting “Hop Onto the Release Orientation Trolley” at the Global Scrum Gathering in New Orleans last week. When you speak or go to a conference, you figure the primary goals are to learn and to teach. We can say that both goals were definitely accomplished.

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Thanks for a great Scrum Gathering 2014!

May 9, 2014 5:28:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation

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It was a great week at Global Scrum Gathering in New Orleans! We really appreciated all the energetic participation by the attendees at our session, “Hop Onto the Release Orientation Trolley”. We really hope that all participants got a view into the What, Why, and How of Release Orientation. If..

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Making the Agile Move

May 6, 2014 5:30:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation

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There are many considerations on how to make the move from Project Orientation to Release Orientation. Probably more than any other, the key is a belief in moving your organization’s mindset to the new of way of thinking and recognizing that the value of the old project container has vanished in an..

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From the "Ugly Box of Ideas" to an Agile project - Digital Strategy & Release Orientation

May 1, 2014 7:37:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation, Digital Strategy, Assessment, agile assessment

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So, does this picture bring up bad memories of late November or early December – out in the cold, hanging these up and not sure if all or any of these bulbs were going to light? For me, this picture reminds me of projects and how, even in shops that claim to be Agile, we still have these ugly..

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