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So You Think You Can Agile?

Posted by Nat Tanner in Agile

Let's say your corporate organisation has just declared publicly that it’s “agile": what does that really mean?

Enterprise Tipping With an Agile COE

Posted by Jim Tremlett in Agile

As a transformation consultant, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many agile Centers of Excellence (COEs). And along the way, I’ve developed a model for an agile COE that I have applied in both small and large organizations. I’ll introduce that model in this blog and provide more details in follow-up posts.

The Top 10 Pitfalls of Agile Capitalization

Posted by Catherine Connor in Agile

 (all photos via Flickr, Creative Commons)

As part of your agile transformation, have you engaged with your finance and accounting friends to include agile in their accounting practices? Maybe you've read "Why Agilists Should Care About Agile Capitalization" and you’re trying to help your finance group make sense of agile.

3 Simple Productivity Metrics for Agile or Waterfall

I want a number, a metric, that tells me how productive our teams are!”

challenged my former Head of IT, some years ago. Certainly, it’s a reasonable request to ask how productive a team (or a whole system) is.  

But first let’s look at the why behind the question. Why do we measure productivity?  Because we should? Because we can? For transparency? Accountability? To drive behaviors and influence culture? Should we measure it at all?

How Agile Experts Do Agile at Scale

Posted by Rally in Agile

It used to be that software was something you had in your business: you used it to manage work and control your hardware, or you sold it to customers to generate revenue. But in today’s digital world, software is your business.

Enterprise Tipping and the Rules of Three

Posted by Jim Tremlett in Agile

 

Enterprise tipping is NOT the corporate version of cow tipping, although it is fun to play with the analogy. ;)

Consider rewriting the following description of cow tipping (via Wikipedia) replacing “cattle” and “cows” with “business units.”

Start With Just Two Things

Posted by David Borgeest in Agile

When it comes to agile, what’s the least you can do? If you're serious about improving what you deliver but your efforts are frustrated by apathy—or even hostility—when presented with change, how much change should you present? Do you have to change everything?  

We're Ready for SAFe 4.0. Are You?

Posted by Catherine Connor in Agile

If you’ve looked at the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) before and determined it wasn’t adequate for your large-scale development, look again.

The fourth version of the Scaled Agile Framework just hit the streets and includes major enhancements that support large-scale software and systems. For highlights, check out our blog, “10 Things You Need to Know About SAFe 4.0."

10 Things You Need to Know About SAFe 4.0

Posted by Martin Burns in Agile

Today, Scaled Agile Inc. — the Dean Leffingwell organisation that owns the Scaled Agile Framework®, or SAFe® — announced SAFe version 4.0. Here are the 10 key things you need to know about it.

Tis the Season for Annual Planning: Make It Jollier This Year

Posted by Catherine Connor in Agile

The end of the year isn’t that far away. Getting into a holiday spirit may be on some minds, but annual planning and budgeting is more likely to be on the minds of business and development leaders.

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