Monthly Archives: June 2014

Small but not Lean or Agile

Several years ago I was working with a start-up company (we will call them Acme) in the technology space.  Start-up companies are known for being very Agile in their approach to the market, but that wasn’t exactly the case with

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Posted in Agile, agile methodology, Business Agility, lean, lean startup

Does Hybrid Agile Work?

In working with many companies, and talking with many of my colleagues (both Agilists, and non-Agile IT practitioners) the topic of Agile hybrids comes up frequently.  People ask whether it is okay to use Agile and waterfall side-by-side in the

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Posted in Agile, agile enterprise, agile methodology, Agile Project Manager, Business Agility, hybrid Agile, Scrum

To Lead is Agile

Attending the Scrum Alliance Regional Scrum Gathering in Shanghai (www.scrumgathering.cn) this week the opening Key Note by Harvey Wheaton from Scrum Alliance addressed the role of leaders in Agile. Historically there has been the perception that managers and leaders do

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile business, Agile Manager, Agile Teams, Community of Practice, Leadership, Scrum, Servant Leadership

Welcome to Auspicious Agile

Auspicious Agile is all about using Agile successfully in the Enterprise, in business, as a leader and adapting Agile methods for Asia.  So first a little background on me:  My name is John Okoro, I have worked in the technology

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile business, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Asia, Business Agility, China, Leadership, SAFe, Scrum, Servant Leadership

Why Should I use a Framework to Scale Agile?

In my career and that of many Agile coaches and consultants that I have worked with scaling of Agile to the Enterprise level has come up while working with customers and companies.  The idea of scaling Agile is not new,

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile enterprise, Agile Framework, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Disciplined Agile Delivery, kanban, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), SAFe, Scrum, Scrum of Scrums, XP

The Director that loved to shuffle his Agile Team

At a multi-national entertainment company that had adopted Agile at a large scale ($1 billion USD program, with ~500 developers plus shared services teams) I worked with the Director of a group that was adopting Agile.  The Director was a

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The Worst Agile Boss I Ever Worked For

So as we continue to look at Agile Leadership and what makes a great Agile leader, I would like to talk about the worst Agile boss I ever worked for.  Several years ago I worked for a company in a

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