Agile at Scale Requires a Special Kind of Leadership: Guest Blog Series

Aug 13, 2019 8:10:00 AM / by Cliff Berg (Guest Blogger) posted in Agile Organizational Design, Team, Agile Organization, Agile Team Design, Agile Team Facilitator, ICAgile, Cliff Berg, agile leadership

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It’s not all about the team.

For Agile to work in a large program or a large organization, the cross-team issues are even more important than how well teams function individually. This is a common phenomenon in the world: that relationships between things are even more important than the things.

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Don’t Take Baby Steps: Guest Blog Series

Jul 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Cliff Berg (Guest Blogger) posted in DevOPs, BDD, Agile Organization, User Story Mapping, Agile Transformation, Digital Transformation

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Teams are not constrained by how much they can learn. They are constrained by how much they are allowed to try, as well as by how much they don’t know what they don’t know.

When Agile adoption struggles in a large organization, it is almost always because managers are in the way—that is, teams..

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Non-Technical Agile Leads to Waterfall: Guest Blog Series

Jul 28, 2019 1:20:00 PM / by Cliff Berg (Guest Blogger) posted in Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, Modernized Technology, Product Portfolio Management, Agile Transformation, Digital Transformation, Waterfall, Guest Blog, Cliff Berg

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There is a trend today that I find troubling: non-technical release train engineers, Agile coaches, or others in Agile leadership roles who are non-technical, leading the way for Agile ceremony planning without including technical thought leaders who know the technical side of Agile (which today..

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Agile Coaching Intensive Series - Episode 3 - The Agile Coaching Roadmap

Mar 19, 2019 6:20:00 PM / by Ken Fritz posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, Agile Team Facilitator, ICAgile

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In the third and final episode of our Agile Coaching Intensive series - Ken Fritz (Director of Software Delivery) overviews the agile coaching roadmap and key agile mindset shifts that come along with agile coaching. Watch this episode to unpack the career path and impact of an agile coach.

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Agile Coaching Intensive Series - Episode 2 - The 5 W's of the Agile Team Facilitator

Mar 11, 2019 9:33:00 AM / by Ken Fritz posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, Agile Team Facilitator

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In the second episode of our Agile Coaching Intensive series - Ken Fritz (Director of Software Delivery) overviews the who, what, when, where and why of an Agile Team Facilitator. Watch this episode to unpack the evolution of an agile team facilitator in career path of agile coaching. 

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Agile Coaching Intensive Series - Episode 1 - Agile Coaching Roles

Mar 4, 2019 1:01:00 PM / by Ken Fritz posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, ICAgile

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In the first episode of our Agile Coaching Intensive series - Ken Fritz (Director of Software Delivery) overviews the four main pathways of an agile coach's career and how the agile coach interacts with the rest of the organization.  

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Fostering a Culture of Commitment – Dedicated to achieving Sprint Goals

Jan 18, 2018 5:21:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Continuous Business Value Delivery, Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, agile assessment

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So, creating a Agile team sounds good on paper, but making this a reality is often harder in most organizations. The hardest part of moving to dedication of team members is first believing that the benefits are worth enduring the pain that often accompanies this move. In the “pre-dedication” way..

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What's the point of taking training classes?

Oct 19, 2017 10:16:00 AM / by Sheri Clemiss posted in Training, Certification, Agile Organization, Agile Training

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So you graduated with your degree in IT -  how long ago?  And you have been learning lots as you have worked at different jobs and on different teams.  But you keep getting emails about taking this training or that course and wonder ...  Is it worth spending the money?  I've been doing this IT..

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An Overview of Agile Team Design

Jun 16, 2017 12:39:00 PM / by Paul Friedman posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, Agile Team Design

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Transforming to an agile software delivery model is filled challenging, especially when you are working in an organization of a large scale. In large organizations, one of the most common practices to improve efficiency is to build an organization of specialists. Every specialist knows how to..

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3 things about Agile requirements roles that you want to know

May 9, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by Urooj Hussain posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, Business Analyst, Product Owner, Product Manager

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In my experience delivering high velocity, critical business projects, I have worked in environments that have traditional software development approaches as well as environments using agile development approaches. While Scrum has a Product Owner role, every organization is unique and hence their..

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