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04/22/2015
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The year? 2015. The setting? An Agile transformation near you. The problem? You’ve hit a wall. Despite all your best intentions, you’re still not getting those promised benefits of Agile: speed, quality, value, sustainable growth across your organization. And your problems don’t stop there. You aren’t responding to market threats; you can’t even see market threats; you’re unable to retain great employees; you’re not an industry showcase. In the end, your Agile transformation has brought cynicism and distrust.
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05/21/2015
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Change is happening fast and furious in the business world. With so much pressure to keep up, it can be hard to take your foot off the gas pedal, even for a few days. Occasionally, though, it’s important to pull over and check the map to make sure you’re still on the right road. If you’ll excuse the extended metaphor, we’d like to...
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05/21/2015
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Humans typically crawl before we learn to walk, and walk before we learn to run. But sometimes what we call running is really more like a walk, and sometimes when we’re in a real hurry we’ve been known to skip a step. Creative Commons photo via Flickr How we learn to get started with Agile can take a lot of forms. Many people begin...
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05/18/2015
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Occasional stories about Rally customers who are doing cool and interesting things. Fast, flexible, and scalable is an apt description for MongoDB, the leading next-generation NoSQL database. The document-oriented database is used by the world’s most sophisticated organizations, from cutting-edge startups to the largest companies, to...
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05/15/2015
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In my previous post on the first three Agile transformation failure modes, I focused on the LEADERSHIP aspects of failure: lack of real executive sponsorship, failure to transform leader behaviors, and refusal to change organizational structures. These next three fail modes are failures in WORKFLOW: effectively making work...
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05/12/2015
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Sharing stories about Rally customers who are doing cool and interesting things. QSR International builds industry-leading software for qualitative research. Its flagship product, NVivo, helps policy makers, academics, and market researchers analyze large amounts of unstructured data to better understand human behaviors and...
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08/14/2012
Tyler Dillerstone of HomeAway was like many of us and used large sticky notes in his team area to make a clear visualization of stories. As I am sure most of you know by now, Kanban teams like to make as many things as clear and obvious as possible and their work on the Kanban board is never the least of these. One of the main problems...
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08/07/2012
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Hi, I’m Ryan. I’m a regular poster over at the Rally Engineering Blog. Over there, it’s well known that I’m a keyboard fanatic. Recently, I even hinted about a snazzy feature I was implementing during hackathon.Ever since I started using Rally, the fact that I needed to grab the mouse to do anything drove me nuts. I love the keyboard...
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10/03/2010
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We've been creating a number of series in our Agile Blog that we'd like to make sure you know about. All of these posts exist individually on the blog; this page is intended to help show how they are connected. Here you can find an overall description of each series and a collection of all links in that series. The page includes both in-...
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10/01/2013
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I have been influenced by Hawken, Senge, Anderson, Benioff, and Branson as my heroes in business, and I have come to believe that business has the largest role to play in addressing the world’s toughest problems, and can and must become the largest force of good on the planet.  As I started working on Rally these beliefs...
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03/06/2013
Many of our customers are in some stage of transition to an agile approach, and for large companies, a hybrid process is the norm, with some teams/projects/programs using an agile approach and others using a more traditional, waterfall-based approach. As the agile teams adopt Rally, it’s easy to see their progress through the stories,...
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