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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On January 27, 2017, the President of the United States signed an executive order that placed new restrictions on US immigration. Part of the order calls for a 90-day suspension of entries for immigrants and non-immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. This applies to lawful residents of the country (green card holders) and those with temporary visas alike. Read More…

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Over the past year, I’ve been reading more and more about the “death” of Agile, particularly as it relates to large enterprises that undertake Agile transformations but do not give the projects enough of a chance to succeed. I worry that failed projects will damage the industry’s perception of Agile.. Read More…