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The Everyday Agilist Uses Agility to Write a Book

As those who follow my blog posts are well aware, I like to think of myself as a student of human nature. As a result, I am constantly on the lookout for opportunities to apply Agile values and principles, not just by applying the Scrum framework to software development where …

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Agile product managementFeature postProduct delivery

Building software products is not complicated!

Until recently, we have misjudged the nature of creating IT products. It was believed to be “complicated.” As a result, unsuitable methods for creating software have been developed, but in fact building software is not complicated at all… In 2000, David John Snowden, known as Dave Snowden, finalized Cynefin. It …

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Agility in IT Operations Stories: Network Operation Centre

This article was initialy published on jesusmendez.ca 2017 has been a year fully dedicated to working with teams within IT operations departments. Nothing new to me, considering that my first steps as an IT professional were with an Application Support Group at cantv.net’s Network Operation Centre (NOC) in Caracas, Venezuela. Back …

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Feature postProduct OwnerSpecial edition

Do we need a Product Owner with Kanban?

Product Owner is a role prescribed by the Scrum framework. It is called “Product” Owner because in a Scrum context, we usually manage a product that is generally a standalone software. The Product Owner’s responsibilities are to maintain a Product Backlog, to keep a channel of communication with the Stakeholders …

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Agile transformationCulture and collaborationFeature post

Storming Agile Teams : Introduction

You are about to read my first post about the second workbook of the “Agile Teams from Forming to Perfoming” series titled “Storming Agile Teams“. How did we get here? In the Final Thoughts section of my first worbook “Forming Agile Teams“, I have invited the reader to continue iterating …

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Agile transformationFeature postScrum

How I ”Scrumed” Her Pregnancy

Recently, I was involved in a very exciting new project you might have heard about. I’m sure you will be interested… It all started when I was asked to manage the development of a new set of soft and hardware that was expected to be a useful complement to our …

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The Everyday Agilist asks “Can Agile help us cope with increases to the minimum wage?”

Employers in Ontario spent much of 2017 watching and waiting to see what would happen with proposed legislated increases to the minimum wage. The question is no longer if the rate will rise from its current rate of $11.40 to $15.00 per hour. That decision having been made, the appropriate …

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The Importance of Requirements Management

The concept of “Agile Development” can have different meanings depending on who you are asking. For some, it is about adopting a more pragmatic delivery approach and departing from traditional rigorous planning. For others, it is more about a rigour of a different kind that is implemented to tackle the …

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How to unleash the leaders around you

This article was initially published on Forbes.com. Co-creative leadership In my last post, I introduced you to the five key skills of a co-creative leader. I also went into more detail around the skill of being a voice among many in the conversation. This article is the second in a series …

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Agile transformationFeature postProduct OwnerScrum

The Everyday Agilist asks “What about the Product Owner?”

While I would love to take credit for this question, it actually came from a client. After attending our Agile for Operations course to learn more about Agile practice in a Lean Operations environment, this is exactly what this client asked. It was an especially pertinent question considering we had …

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