The Starting Problem Series – Realistic Agile Transformation Expectations

Jan 27, 2014 2:05:00 PM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Starting Problem Series, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD

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Expectations are everything. If you set a goal, communicate it and then meet it, your team is thrilled and so are your stakeholders.

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The Starting Problem Series – The Agile Resource Allocation Dilemma – Part 2

Jan 20, 2014 8:00:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Starting Problem Series, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD, Digital Strategy

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In the previous post, we outlined the Agile Resource Allocation Dilemma and recognized that this is a pervasive issue and a tough one to solve.

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The Starting Problem Series - The Agile Resource Allocation Dilemma - Part 1

Jan 15, 2014 12:05:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Starting Problem Series, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD

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Congratulations! You have now convinced your management team to adopt agile. Everyone (or at least most) in your leadership team have extended their support toward this initiative. Everyone believes that this transformation will be excellent for your organization as 1) you are adopting agile 2)..

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Team Design Patterns – Feature teams with mixed-composite skills

Aug 5, 2013 7:51:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design

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This article is about the third and final alternative to the Ideal Team Structure – feature teams with mixed-composite skill teams.

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Team Design Patterns – Wrapping it up

Aug 5, 2013 7:50:00 AM / by Naeem Hussain posted in Agile Organizational Design

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Pulling all the ideas together from this article series, I want to leave you with a couple of key thoughts when you are trying to design your agile organization:

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Team Design Patterns – Feature teams supported by component teams

Jul 21, 2013 7:53:00 PM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design, Scaled Agile Framework, Agile Organization, Scaling

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In the last article, I outlined the Large Feature Team pattern as a first alternative to the Ideal Team Structure (ITS) if your organization cannot make the immediate leap to the ITS when transitioning to agile solution delivery. In another article, I provided an overview of the concepts of ..

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Team Design Patterns – Feature Teams and Component Teams

Jul 6, 2013 8:06:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design

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I spent time outlining the guiding principles for organizing agile teams in my last article. With the challenge of delivering business intent where changes to 10’s of platforms / components are needed and we only have developers and testers who specialize in singular platforms / components - how..

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Team Design Patterns – Ideal Team Structure (ITS)

Jul 6, 2013 7:55:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design

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Before I get on with describing the less-than-ideal organizational models, I thought it would be useful to spend some time describing what the Ideal Team Structure looks like to paint the picture of the target. And what better way to paint the picture than with a picture…

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Agile Organizational Design – Agile Software Delivery

Jun 25, 2013 7:15:00 AM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design, Scaled Agile Framework, Agile Organization, Scaling, Agile Software Delivery

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Transforming to an agile software delivery model is filled with lots of challenges, especially when you are talking about solutions delivered in an organization of a large scale. In these large organizations, one of the most common practices to achieve perceived efficiency is to build an..

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Team Design Patterns – Large Feature Teams

Jun 16, 2013 7:57:00 PM / by Brian posted in Agile Organizational Design

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In previous articles, I outlined the guiding principles for organizing agile teams (start here if you haven't started the article series yet) and described the Ideal Team Structure (ITS). This is the first in a series of articles to describe various organizational design patterns to start the..

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