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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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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What to Look for in an Agile Training Course

May 23, 2017 2:00:00 PM / by PaulG posted in Events, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Training, Lean, Certification

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How do you  learn?  

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Q&A with Joe Campbell: On DevOps Part 2:New Tools, Metrics, and Lessons of Continuous Delivery

Dec 14, 2015 4:54:00 AM / by CarmenB posted in DevOPs, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery

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Welcome to Interview Series! In this Series, we ask questions that you submit through our social media channels to our consulting practice leaders.

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Why is a Culture of Commitment so impactful in an organization?

Dec 8, 2015 4:04:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery, Lean

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Having played senior leadership roles in many solutions delivery organizations, we have witnessed both the presence and absence of a Culture of Commitment.

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What does a Culture of Commitment feel like in an organization?

Nov 18, 2015 10:17:00 AM / by BrianB posted in AgileGPS, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD, Agile Organization

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More often, organizations pervert the notion of the Sprint “commitment” with crushing delivery pressure or a lack of a support structure that allows a real commitment culture to take hold. For these environments, you can see the team do a collective “Whatever!” when Sprint Planning ends and..

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Is Your Test Automation Portfolio Ready For Acceleration? Or Will It Slow You Down?

Oct 16, 2015 4:17:00 PM / by admin posted in DevOPs, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery, AgiLEAD, Automated Testing, Modernized Technology, Test Automation Portfolio

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We have all heard of the test pyramid, and the importance of a well-formed base of unit tests, a highly flexible set of integration tests and UI test automation that supports multi-browser validation and simple use case validation. I particularly like the presentation of the test pyramid that..

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What is Release Orientation?

Apr 29, 2014 7:41:00 AM / by Brian posted in Release Orientation, AgileGPS, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD

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Project oriented organizations focus entirely on getting a related set of intent packaged into a container called a project and seeing that entire container move through from requirements generation to software release. Release-Orientated organizations are singularly focused on continuously..

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Sixth installment - the starting problem series - the worst leadership mistake

Mar 23, 2014 4:35:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Starting Problem Series, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery, AgiLEAD

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As experienced leaders, we expect that our managers and executives trust us as well as give us autonomy in decision-making. Some call this empowerment. The secret for this empowerment begins with trust.

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The Starting Problem Series - Fifth installment - Is innovation and reward important in agile transformation?

Mar 17, 2014 4:39:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Starting Problem Series, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery, AgiLEAD

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Inspired at @gwu @uchicago

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