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6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Value Proposition

In the previous article, we discussed ‘sacred cows’ and how these can negatively impact your business’s momentum if not slain. In this article, we will look at the difference between ‘doing’ Agile vs. ‘being’ Agile, and how to resolve this common dilemma.   “To be specific, ‘being’ Agile is about living the principles and values […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Slaying the Sacred Cows

In the previous article, we discussed failing to scale Agile while momentum is present. In this article, we will discuss ‘sacred cows’ and how they can kill your business’s momentum.   “If you are not slaying sacred cows in your business when you are carrying out a transformation project then you are not doing a […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Momentum

In the previous article, we discussed failing to manage the change aspect of the transformation. In this article, we will discuss failing to scale Agile while momentum is present.   “The nature of Agile and the key to its success is often the key to its downfall. Agile advocates moving quickly, but is your company […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Change Management

In the previous article, we discussed failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation. In this article, we will discuss failing to manage the change aspect of the transformation.   “You can plan all you like, but if you don’t actually change the behaviours people do on a day-to-day basis then nothing in the business is […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Organisational Implementation

In the previous article, we discussed failing to get management buy-in. In this article, we will discuss failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation.   “Implementing Agile in one part of the business alone can actually do more harm than good to the business as a whole.”   Failing to implement Agile throughout the organisation […]

6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations: Management Buy-In

In this series, the 6 Deadly Sins of Agile Implementations, Peter Cronin discusses the six reasons that can cause Agile implementations or transformations to go astray. Has your Agile implementation failed to produce the benefits and results you were hoping, or had planned on getting? Maybe it seems to be going alright, but it’s not […]

Agile in Practice: Stand Up Meetings

Why should your team have stand up meetings? Daily stand-up, daily scrum, daily huddle, daily team meeting – many people prefer the term ‘daily stand-up’ as it reinforces the point that it should be brief and to the point. Others prefer ‘daily huddle’ as a reference to a sports team’s strategic huddle. Whatever your team […]

Agile In Practice: Estimating Tasks

Two sprint planning mistakes that wreak havoc in software development teams In an ideal world, your development team gets all their planned work done in a sprint without too much stress or chaos. In the real world, however, things don’t always go that smoothly. Sometimes, the decision has to be made whether the unfinished work […]

Agile In Practice: How to Increase Your Dev Team’s Sprint Performance

Is your software development team running sprints to plan, complete, and review deliverable work? The introduction of Agile practices and principles in the software development industry created a massive shift in the way software development was managed. This resulted in the ability for faster release of products to market and better market fit. If you’re […]

Agile in Practice: Kanban

3 Tips to increase Workflow visibility (and reduce meetings) in Agile Software Teams So, you’re probably already using Kanban boards or some other type of system that allows you to visualise work, limit the work in progress, and maximise the flow of work (efficiency) through your team. The team knows what work needs to be […]