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I recently had the pleasure of attending my first annual Agile Open Space, a unique event that allows attendees to create and manage their own parallel working sessions. Hosted by The Toronto Agile Community, the only setup for this event was an empty grid of timeslots, a list of stations posted on a wall, and a predetermined Agile theme. Read More…

Dancing Elephant

We are currently working with a variety of large organizations who are all keen to “go Agile”. Most have a sense of humour about the parallels of implementing Agile to teaching an elephant to dance, but not everyone fully appreciates that, particularly for elephants, dancing involves learning new steps you’ve never attempted before. Read More…

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We’ve become so used to expecting the cloud to be always on and available that yesterday’s Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 outage or as Amazon characterized it on Twitter “S3 is experiencing high error rates” has caught many by surprise. Read More…

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Agile is a methodology that traditionally has been popular with small and medium size organizations and projects, and has recently become much more mainstream in large enterprises. This trend has raised questions around how do you manage your project teams as you scale to larger projects, teams and locations? Do you take the same pattern and process and simply “scale up”? Or do you take a different approach. Read More…

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Imagine you are on an Agile team with two-week iterations. Your team is working on lots of new small features, as well as enhancements and bug fixes, and you have achieved a steady rhythm of releasing code to production every two weeks. Read More…

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