Do Your Teams Thrive on Chaos?

Politics and power struggles are unfortunately a way of life in large organizations.  Anything that threatens the existing power structure can become a focal point for this energy.   Agile and lean development represent those threatening changes for many people. While there are hundreds of potential reasons that someone may resist Agile development, I think the most common […]

Planning an Agile Migration

OK, so you’ve read the books, been to some conferences, talked to some experts, and now you’re ready to start migrating.  If you are migrating one team you may be able to identify a scrum master, toss a book into the team room, put up a cardboard story board, and check back in a month.   Larger enterprise […]

What is Agile Coaching?

Coaching is one of the most inconsistently used terms that I have heard recently.  It conjures up visions ranging from doing winds sprints with someone blowing a whistle in your ear to lying on a couch telling someone about how your parents treated you.   Coaching has been used to mean teaching, discipline, motivation, personal discovery, […]