Tue, 18 Jan 2022 13:46:50 GMT The Reluctant Agilist https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/264092/the-reluctant-agilist Using Data to Drive Enterprise Adoption of Agile w/ Mike McCalla https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/71206/using-data-to-drive-enterprise-adoption-of-agile-w--mike-mccalla Sat, 15 Jan 2022 20:01:20 GMT When Mike McCalla, President, and Founder of Lean Agile Intelligence was looking for feedback on some ideas he had around enterprise agile transformation, he posted his thoughts on LinkedIn and asked if he was oversimplifying what he had started referring to as Object-Oriented Data-Driven Change. On... How to Run a Lean Coffee with Derek Huether https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/71151/how-to-run-a-lean-coffee-with-derek-huether Sun, 09 Jan 2022 20:08:50 GMT   This interview is also available in an audio-only format. You can find that here: https://bit.ly/3Fe45Iq In April 2014, Derek Huether started leading a monthly Lean Coffee meeting for Agile Baltimore. Early in 2022, the group will hold its 100th Lean Coffee! In celebration of that, ... Finding the Right Problem to Solve w/ Braden Cundiff https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70977/finding-the-right-problem-to-solve-w--braden-cundiff Sun, 12 Dec 2021 19:28:35 GMT Change is difficult. Figuring out what to change is often the hardest part. Whether you are looking for different outcomes within your organization, or you are simply trying to create a change in how you live your life, one of the first steps you need to take is to determine what it is you actually ... Common Sense Scrum with Eric Tucker https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70948/common-sense-scrum-with-eric-tucker Tue, 07 Dec 2021 15:22:30 GMT In this episode of the podcast Sustained Agility’s Eric Tucker, CST, joins Dave to talk about common sense and Agile. When it comes to adopting Agile practices and frameworks like Scrum, there are missteps people and organizations make that could be easily avoided if they would just use common... Assumptions Mapping with David Bland https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70900/assumptions-mapping-with-david-bland Mon, 29 Nov 2021 19:31:53 GMT Assumptions are often the Achilles heel of any development effort. These are the things we’ve unintentionally decided are true and unfortunately, far too often, our assumptions are wrong. If you’ve based the success of the work you are doing on incorrect assumptions… VERYBADTHINGS... When Your Team Members Also Report to Other Teams w Dan Eberle https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70820/when-your-team-members-also-report-to-other-teams-w-dan-eberle Fri, 12 Nov 2021 06:47:01 GMT In this episode of the podcast, Agile Coach Dan Eberle is back to help me respond to a student question that is complicated, confusing, and more common than it should be… Ivan (not the person’s real name) explained the situation like this…  Six Product Owners/Developer... What it Takes to Enable Business Agility with Karim Harbott https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70661/what-it-takes-to-enable-business-agility-with-karim-harbott Tue, 26 Oct 2021 02:37:51 GMT In June of 2020, I posted an interview with Karim Harbott about his Business Agility Canvas. During the interview, he mentioned that he was working on a book, The 6 Enablers of Business Agility: How to Thrive in an Uncertain World. The book was released earlier this year and I recently started readi... What Do We Do With The QA Manager? w/ Joel Norman https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70614/what-do-we-do-with-the-qa-manager--w--joel-norman Wed, 20 Oct 2021 19:46:21 GMT Joel Norman is joining me for this episode to respond to a question I got in class recently about what happens to the role of QA Manager once all the QA folks have joined teams. Do we still need someone to manage QA if everyone in QA is part of a cross-functional, self-organizing team? If the answer... Does Your Team Really Understand What Is Valuable? w Adam Weisbart https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70496/does-your-team-really-understand-what-is-valuable--w-adam-weisbart Wed, 06 Oct 2021 03:11:31 GMT Adam Weisbart is back and this time we’re taking on a tragically common problem. Teams who do not have clarity on how the organization defines value. This can happen for a variety of reasons. In some organizations it is simply an oversight… management has achieved clarity and alignment ... Can Teams Actually Achieve Predictability? w/ Troy Magennis https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/70453/can-teams-actually-achieve-predictability--w--troy-magennis Fri, 01 Oct 2021 02:19:04 GMT Before the pandemic hit, one of my favorite parts of the summer was going to the Agile Conference and doing podcast interviews with the speakers and thought leaders who were there. Each year, one of the very best moments of each Agile Conference was when I would get to sit down and talk with Troy Ma...