Reexamining Sprint Lengths

It’s common to have an agile coach heater who will tell you that a Scrum team must use two-week sprints. Some recent analysis, though, shows that different timeboxes can [...]
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Is Sprint Zero An Anti-Pattern?

I see a lot of different posts on LinkedIn and other sites occasionally bemoaning the idea of a sprint zero. These posts generally compare it to a project kickoff where the [...]
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Three Agile Coach Archetypes

Over the years I’ve developed a theory around cooking. It comes from having spent some time as a short-order cook and cooking at home. It also evolved from┬áspeaking to a [...]
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Dealing With Failure in Agile

One of the most difficult lessons that many organizations learn is that of failure. Mostly it means that we put whatever failed on the trash-heap of bad ideas and “never [...]
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When Is Project Management Okay?

I recently read a couple of articles over on TechBeacon about Project Management. The first article I read was a rebuttal of the second, so I had to spend some time catching up [...]
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Is Your Agile Community Vibrant?

When I was traveling for work a lot, I checked to see what kinds of agile events were happening there. Sometimes I found that a vibrant agile community (Agile Denver is one such [...]
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What Is Agile Coaching?

When organizations begin an agile transformation, they tend to focus on the “how” first. Investigate some processes, select one, try it out. Oftentimes that process [...]
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