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Find your path to agility with Renee Troughton

There is a world of misinformation out there about Agile. Even I have probably created some misinformation once or twice (not deliberately). There is probably too much wrong to fix, but I saw a tweet recently that I wanted to tackle. It was originally linking to the Segue Technologies blog: http://www.seguetech.com/blog/2015/11/03/waterfall-vs-agile-infographic Naturally some people in the …

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When I was in Washington for the Agile Alliance 2015 conference I met up with Craig Smith and Christopher Avery for a podcast (unfortunately for me half way through). It was my first real introduction to the Leadership Gift and Responsibility Model. I had heard Craig talk to about the Leadership Gift a few times …

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I have been doing some hiring lately. The two roles I have been hiring for are a Scrum Master and a Business Analyst. I used the opportunity to test my recruitment questionaire – questions that I am expecting the organisation to ask in the future when I am no longer there in order to ensure …

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Firstly I apologise for getting a little slack with my blog. When I do presentations I tend to invest a lot of time in them and consequently a lot of other items get de-prioritised. Since my last blog I have presenting at the Agile Games Conference in Boston, at the HR Game Changer conference in …

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The world of Agile training and mentoring is intriguing me at the moment.  This is how most of us have done it in large organisations for a long while – We build in powerpoint or prezi these gorgeous training decks and train up people new to Agile We outsource our training to groups who do the …

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Over the years the roles associated with agile transformations has grown and changed. Fifteen years ago the only roles that existed were those that were associated with being within an Agile team – the Product Owner and Scrum Master.  The Scrum Master role hasn’t really changed over this time – it has always been clearly …

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In product development the definition of Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is The product with the highest return on investment versus risk Popularised by Eric Ries it subtly changes to The smallest thing you can build that lets you quickly make it around the build/measure/learn loop I must profess I have a few issues the MVP …

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Inventory waste. It is one of the eight forms of Lean waste. It is work in progress or finished goods which are not having value added to them. In software development inventory waste is best represented in the queued activities in between the hand offs from individual to individual. If using a complicated board, you …

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TeamTypes

Scrum as implemented within teams is something that many of us have been doing for a while. It isn’t a simple implementation, but we have done it for over a decade. As teams begin to invest in applying Scrum at scale, the complicated quickly becomes complex. Methods such as LeSS, Enterprise Scrum, SAFe, DAD and …

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