Blog Archives

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

Sticky Notes from the Agile Scaling Tour

“Sticky Notes” from my recent Agile Scaling Speaking Tour covering Agile Scaling Methods (SAFE, LESS, DAD, Spotify, SOS, Nexus).  This week we cover some key points and learnings from the conferences, and conversations with speakers and participants. If You enjoy

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Posted in agile business, agile enterprise, Agile Framework, Agile Scaling, Agile Teams, DevOps, Disciplined Agile Delivery, Large Scale Scrum (LESS), Leadership, lean, Micro-Learning, NEXUS, SAFe, Scrum, Scrum of Scrums, Servant Leadership, Shu-Ha-Ri, Sticky Notes, Uncategorized

Adapting Agile Methods for Asia

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Is making money the most important thing for an Agile team?

In the last few weeks in meetings in Malaysia and Singapore the topic of whether making money should be top priority for an Agile Team has come up. For purposes of this discussion we will assume that the Agile team

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Posted in Agile, agile manifesto, agile methodology, Budget, business value, Scrum

Are there really no managers in Scrum?

Teaching classes over the past few weeks the question of what role managers have in Scrum has come up several times.  In answering these questions I mentioned that Scrum describes three primary roles – ScrumMaster, Product Owner, and Team.  However,

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Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile enterprise, Agile Manager, Agile Teams, Scrum

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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