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Agile Project Governance: It Should be Easy
By Alan Zucker
Many organizations struggle with project governance, oversight, and control. The truth is that most projects are not successful. Over the past 25-years, only 30% of all projects are delivered on-time,... Read More»

Disciplined Agile: To Agility and Beyond
By Alan Zucker
Disciplined Agile (DA) has the potential to become a leading agile framework because it creates harmony in this congested thought-space. DA recognizes practices from across the spectrum and offers a... Read More»

Failed Agile Sprints
By Alan Zucker
Agile teams using the Scrum framework commit to delivering value in each development sprint. Sprints are generally 2-weeks long, and the goal is to create working software that can be... Read More»

Going Agile
By Alan Zucker
Many organizations try to catapult into agility. Striving to instantaneously transform their traditional practices and culture. Unfortunately, this strategy is usually painful and often fails. The Scrum Guide states, “Scrum... Read More»

Is Your Agile Project Healthy?
By Alan Zucker
Experienced agile coaches and practitioners develop a sixth-sense. They can quickly assess the health of an agile project or team just as doctors do with their patients. In 2013, Mike... Read More»

The Lean Restaurant
By Alan Zucker
Go to Boston. In the Beacon Hill neighborhood, you will find the Paramount Restaurant. The Paramount is both a great eating experience and a fine example of Lean production. The... Read More»

Scrum vs. Kanban: What to Choose?
By Alan Zucker
Organizations starting their Agile journey are confronted with an array of choices. One early decision is, what methodology and process to follow? The authors of the Agile Manifesto represented many... Read More»

The Importance of the Product Owner and the Product Backlog
By Alan Zucker
Agile is an effective software development framework. Teams using Agile deliver value in short, iterative, increments. The starting point of the delivery cycle is the Product Backlog. The Backlog is... Read More»

5 Reasons Your Agile Transformation Sucks
By Brian Irwin
Over the last several years I've been fortunate to work with a lot of companies involved in agile adoptions. I hesitate to use the word transformation because I have seen... Read More»

Agile and the Product Mindset
By Alan Zucker
Adopting a product mindset is critical when transforming to an Agile development methodology, like Scrum. Shifting our thinking from project to product expands our view beyond the confines of the... Read More»




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