Blog Archives

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,

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile enterprise, Agile Framework, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Aikido, Business Agility, Kaizen, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), lean, Martial Arts, NEXUS, Portfolio, Product, SAFe, Scrum, Scrum of Scrums, Shu-Ha-Ri, Spotify

New Distributed Agile Framework

I am working on a new Distributed Agile Framework with my team mates Hugo Messer, Savita Pahuja, and Arjan Franzen. Our latest post can be found on InfoQ. We welcome feedback and comments on the framework draft that we can

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Posted in Agile, Agile Framework, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Agile Teams, Business Agility, Collaboration, Communication, Distributed Agile, InfoQ, Kaizen, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), Leadership, lean, SAFe, Scrum

Agile and The Design Sprint

Agile and The Design Sprint – This week’s Auspicious Agile video blog takes a look at the Google Ventures Design Sprint. We cover several applications including Venture Capital, Innovation Labs, Hackathons, and Agile Product Teams. Support the Auspicious Agile blog

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Posted in Agile, agile methodology, Agile Teams, Design, Design Sprint, Design Thinking, Disruption, Entrepreneurship, Ideate, Innovation, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), lean, lean startup, Learning, Product, Prototyping, SAFe, Scrum, Software Development, Venture Capital

The Culture Change of DevOps (Video Blog)

This week’s Auspicious Agile Video Blog takes a look at the culture change of DevOps. DevOps requires more than just adopting tools, it also requires changes in culture and the way we work. Here we look at several culture aspects in DevOps to consider.

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Teams, Ansible, Budget, DevOps, Docker, Finance, Flow, Innovation, Jenkins, Leadership, lean, Servant Leadership, Software Development, Toolchain

A Tale of Two (Lean) Start-ups

This week’s Auspicious Agile Video Blog takes a look at two real start-up companies.  We will look at how the principles of Lean Start-up (think Agile for Businesses) applies to each of the companies.  We will see where each company

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Posted in Agile, agile business, agile methodology, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship, lean, lean startup, Learning, Scrum, Uncategorized

The Universe of “Agile” Methods

There are a broad array of “Agile” methods.  From Transformation Design, and Design Thinking, to Agile Scaling, Lean & Kanban, Scrum & DevOps.  This week we take a look at the spectrum of Agile methods from the business oriented to

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Posted in Agile, Agile Framework, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Business Agility, Design Thinking, DevOps, Disciplined Agile Delivery, kanban, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), lean, lean startup, SAFe, Scrum, Transformation Design, Uncategorized, vuca, XP

Scaled Agile Framework 4.0 – A Practitioner’s Perspective

This week we take a look at the new version of SAFe 4.0. I will give a practitioner’s perspective on the changes and updates, covering interesting and noteworthy areas. SAFe 4.0 represents a significant update and is beneficial to learn

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Posted in Agile, agile enterprise, Agile Framework, agile methodology, Agile Scaling, Agile Teams, Community of Practice, DevOps, kanban, lean, Opinion, SAFe, Scrum, T-Shirt Sizing