How Clean is Your Code?

by Bob Dobson

The million dollar question every software developer asks themselves is:

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Help! My Teams are Agile but my Execs are Waterfall!

by Eliassen Group

Software is strategic differentiator for companies and the ability to design and deliver this software effectively and efficiently is dependent upon agility. Back in the 1990’s companies started considering how they could deliver software more efficiently which launched the Agile Movement. And starting in 2010, we began to see large scale agile transformations - “Agile at Scale.”

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Asking the Question: Why is Agile Failing Us? Part 2

by Robert Annis

In my last blog post, Asking the Question: Why is Agile Failing Us? Part 1, I set the stage for the presentation I recently gave at the TriAgile Conference in Raleigh, NC. Given this highly charged topic that I had selected, the day of the conference dawned and with trepidation in my heart, I prepared for the event.  Picking up my name badge at the entry way had me wondering if I was hexed already, since I was listed as ‘Rob Annis Rob Annis,’ perhaps so that I could easily be identified for the pitchfork-carrying crowd as it hunted me down afterwards.

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Asking the Question: Why is Agile Failing Us? Part 1

by Robert Annis

I was one of the very fortunate people invited to speak at the recent TriAgile 2016 Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. This was a great honor and a privilege for me and not one that I had undertaken lightly. Indeed, I had spent a lot of time pontificating over what topic I should speak about; should I delve into the right way to do stand-ups? Or focus on the difference between progress and status updates? Maybe give a master class on story pointing? All of these and many more appealed, but one topic kept coming back to my mind – if so many of us have shifted towards an Agile way of working, why is Agile not the de facto model for projects?

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Get The Whole Team Training!

by Carrie Driscoll

It’s no surprise that many organizations are seeking a complete Agile Transformation these days; clearly the results that Agile brings are worth the challenges inherent in the transformation process. These include:

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Agile Roundtable Series: The State of Business Agility

by Tom Mullen

Recently, Eliassen Group hosted our latest installment in our Agile Roundtable Series over breakfast at Fidelity Investments in Durham, NC.  The topic this time was “Business Agility,” one that has seen a lot of press recently, including an article in the May 2016 Harvard Business Review entitled, “Embracing Agile.” The discussion was moderated by Tom Wessel, Enterprise Agile Coach for the Eliassen Group.  Panelists included:

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The Product Owner Journey, Part 2: Mitigation Strategies

by Scott Schnier

In The Product Owner Journey, Part 1, we addressed the challenges faced by the product owner and how these are manifested within an organization that is going through an agile transformation. So how do we mitigate these challenges? What are the strategies that will enable you to remove these obstacles to true agility? In this post, we offer up some perspectives that may help you do just that.

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You Can Count on Me, a Team Exercise

by Bob Fischer

Most teams never explicitly state how they commit to working together. They just start working and may eventually get better. I’ve found, however, that teams can get better faster if they spend some time up front talking about their working agreements. Here are some examples:

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The Product Owner Journey, Part 1

by Scott Schnier

From Clouds by Joni Mitchell

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So you want to be an agile coach?

by Eliassen Group

For many professionals who have seen the value that Agile brings to the table, becoming an agile coach is the next logical step in advancing their careers. If you have benefitted from the knowledge and experience of an agile coach, then you know that this is a role that values the following sentiment:

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