Our Guide To Distributed Agile Framework eBook has Been Published on Amazon!

Our new Guide to Distributed Agile Framework eBook has just been published on Amazon!  We appreciate your support and feedback!  Our team has been working on the book for ~2 years now, and we are proud to present the product of this effort. We hope it helps many people to be more successful with Agile and distributed Agile teams.

Introduction

Distributed teams are the norm for many organisations today. Companies are global, communications technologies allow people to live away from the “office” location and many of the new workforce are nomads. Even though most people will acknowledge the wisdom that collocated work is easier, reality is often different. Companies distribute their offices and partners globally and people running projects need to find ways to collaborate remotely. With the advent of new technology, this movement will only grow.

We as authors have experienced the challenges of distribution. Cultural, time zone and geographical distance, make collaboration more challenging.

 


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Latest Trends in Agile Scaling (SAFe, LESS, SoS) and DevOps

Continuing with native Linked-in video posts: This week’s video blog looks at the latest trends in Agile Scaling (SAFe, LESS, Scrum) and DevOps for 2018. We will find out which Agile Scaling methods are most successful, and why people are choosing to use DevOps. Full references, links, sources, and support options are available on YouTube (also subscribe, like, and share) – https://youtu.be/AHHtSxrfHvE


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Blockchain Series – What is Cryptocurrency?

Continuing the Auspicious Agile Blockchain Series (uploaded to Linked-in Native video). This week we take a look at what cryotocurrency is, including how it is used and what some of the currencies are.

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Distributed Agile Leadership

Continuing the Auspicious Agile Leadership Series – looking at Distributed Agile Leadership. This video blog goes along with the recent release of our distributed Agile team’s InfoQ article on Distributed Agile Leadership, and the release of our mini-book on InfoQ. Look out for our full ebook which will be released soon.

InfoQ article and Mini-book links are included below:

InfoQ Distributed Agile Leadership Article

InfoQ Distributed Agile Mini-Book (does not include Agile Leadership section)


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Distributed Agile Leadership – On InfoQ

Presenting our Distributed Agile team’s latest InfoQ article on Distributed Agile Leadership. Also look out for our Distributed Agile mini book to be released shortly on InfoQ.

Distributed Agile Leadership InfoQ Article

Key Takeaways

  • There are some important trends in organizational leadership that affect distributed Agile teams
  • Exploring Questions, Practices, and Virtues applicable to distributed Agile team leadership
  • How Modern Agile Principles apply to distributed Agile team leadership
  • Drawing on examples and experiences from others to help understand how to apply these ideas to your distributed team

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Auspicious Agile Blockchain Series

New Auspicious Agile Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Series. Agile is about supporting innovation, and arguably the greatest innovation since the Internet is the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. We will look at crypto currencies, coin mining, ICOs, Blockchain technologies, and related areas. Looking forward to a profitable series and 2018!

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Auspicious Agile Agile Leadership Series 2018

Happy New Year 2018! This year we will be starting a new series on Agile Leadership, a very key topic for succeeding with Agile. We will look at the Lean Leadership foundations of Agile, Modern Agile & Leadership, Business / Organization Agility, and Distributed Agile Leadership. Look forward to a great series, discussion, and a great 2018!

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Agile “Growth” Mindset, Does it Really Matter?

What is Growth “Agile” Mindset, and does it really matter? Have you been involved in an Agile transformation or initiative. Was the “Growth” mindset present or missing? In today’s Auspicious Agile video we take a look at how important “mindset” really is to Agile and innovation.


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Engineering Culture and Distributed Agile Teams

The latest InfoQ article from our team working on an approach for Distributed Agile Teams. The approach is based on a series of Questions, Virtues and Practices. This article looks at Engineering practices, tools, and Culture for Distributed Agile Teams and covers DevOps. Feedback is welcome as we crowd source additional content for our Distributed Agile Approach.

https://www.infoq.com/articles/engineering-culture-distributed

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Kanban Agile Method Update – (Kanban, Agile Scaling and Devops)

This week’s Auspicious Agile video blog returns to the popular and evolving topic of Kanban. We revisit this Agile method which continues to grow in popularity. We will take a look at the basics of Kanban, along with how it is used with DevOps and Agile Scaling.

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Overview of Singapore Global Scrum Gathering 2017

I attended and spoke at the #SGSIN Singapore Global Scrum Gathering 2017 this week.  It was a really good conference, and I enjoyed taking part in it.  Special thanks to the organizers and Scrum Alliance.  I will be giving a summary of my talks at the Scrum Gathering along with some video clips, and playlists of the talks.  I will also include some other noteworthy talks and events at the Scrum Gathering from my perspective.

One of my talks during the conference was on Agile and The Design Sprint, and was a talk explaining how Design Sprints connect Agile and Design Thinking.  I discussed experiences and experiments I have been involved in using different variations of the Design Sprint concept, particularly the Google Ventures variation defined in the book Sprint (Amazon Affiliate link).  Here are some of the highlights from that 20 minute talk:

The Auspicious Agile video blog on Agile and The Design Sprint can be found here.  The Youtube playlist that has video of the entire 20 minute session can be found here.

My other talk at the Singapore Global Scrum Gathering 2017 was on Distributed Agile Scaling and Leadership.  I shared on some of the work I have been collaborating on with three others in this area that is available for review and feedback in Gitbook format currently.  Here are some video clips from the session:

For those who would like to watch the full 45 minute Singapore Global Scrum Gathering session the YouTube playlist can be found here.

There were also many other great talks and sessions during the conference.  Here are some that I thought were interesting and noteworthy:

There was an impromptu Open Space Agility session with Daniel Mezick, which was quite informative and entertaining.  You can learn more about Open Space Agility (which was used to facilitate our Tuesday Open Space sessions for the conference) here.

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Thomas Friend had an informative look at how NASA uses Agile methods, and also gave some good clarification on the Agile Joint Strike Fighter (SAAB Gripen).

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Pete Behrens talk on Agile Leadership, and mistakes commonly made in Agile Leadership was also particularly informative.  I particularly enjoyed this talk as well because I believe leadership is a critical element in the successful adoption of Agile and Scrum.

If you want to see the materials for these presentations and others they should be made available here.  Of course a great part of every Global Scrum Gathering is getting to catch-up with new and old friends.  This conference was no exception:

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Until next time,

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DevOps for Mobile Development

Continuing the Auspicious Agile DevOps series, this week’s video blog takes a look at DevOps for Mobile.  We will take a look at differences from traditional DevOps, mobile DevOps tools, and challenges.

 

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Agile Scaling Round-up

This week’s Auspicious Agile video blog takes a look at an updated set of Agile scaling methods.  There is coverage from VersionOne’s 11th Annual State of Agile Survey, which provides some good perspective.  Methods covered included SAFe, Scum-of-Scrums, LESS, RAGE, Disciplined 2.0 and many more (believe me there are allot).


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Why is Blockchain Such a Big Deal?

New Auspicious Agile video blog. What is the Big Deal About Blockchain? Arguably one of the greatest innovations since the PC and the Internet. We will take a look at the origins, applications, challenges, and the potential of Blockchain, from a “no-hype” perspective.

 

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