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A lesson in high performance – Eliminate those skills silos

A key feature of any high performing team is it's ability to cross skill, eliminate skill silos and become completely cross functional. Let me say that again... High performing teams ensure that the individuals cross skill so that there are no skills silos so that the team can be completely cross functional. The question is [...]

By | 2017-07-18T23:41:10+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Agile, Development, Life Skills, Scrum|0 Comments

Your software architecture directly affects your company’s agility

The question is simple… “How agile do we need to be?”… The path to the answer is complex and the software architecture is a crucial part of this puzzle. Your software architecture will determine whether it is possible to release on demand, every few seconds, every few weeks or every few months. For example, if [...]

By | 2017-04-24T09:06:33+00:00 April 21st, 2017|Agile, Architecture, Development|0 Comments

Defining your purpose

More and more frequently and in varying situations and on various platforms, I am seeing, hearing and reading Agile Coaches state their purpose as being to make their presence unnecessary as quickly as possible. At a glance, the statement seems profound and perhaps even visionary. In an interview / contract situation it implies that you [...]

By | 2017-03-16T09:59:22+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Life Skills|0 Comments

How Function Point Analysis Helped Achieve Better Sprint Planning

I was recently consulting at a client that decided to become Agile and implement Scrum. A few of us went through the Professional Scrum Master training and returned to work, certified and ready to make a difference. During those early stages we experimented, adapted and implemented until we had everything running "smoothly". Then after getting [...]

By | 2017-02-18T21:04:40+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Agile, Scrum|0 Comments