April 8, 2016

4 reasons why you need to understand Agile from first principles

4 reasons why you need to understand Agile from first principles According to the Version One survey, which must be by now the most quoted Agile survey of all time, the top 4 reasons for an Agile adoption failure are: Company philosophy or culture at odds with core Agile values Lack of experience with Agile methods…

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August 25, 2015

Lean Product Development: How you could save as much as 90% reduction on cycle times

32 years ago, Donald Reinertsen wrote a landmark article for the “Electric Business” magazine, which quantified the value of development speed. Since then, Donald has been introducing, businesses, developers and c-level execs to his ideas that we now know as “Lean Product Development. Including how to: identify the six ways that queues cause economic damage…

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October 2, 2014

What is value?

Scrum We now have a set of core values from the manifesto and from XP. Let’s see what values we can derive from Scrum. Scrum doesn’t list a set of values or principles. Scrum does have three pillars which form a cycle that is repeated throughout the process on small and larger cycles. These pillars…

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July 4, 2014

The Developer

What does the developer do? The developer is the person who codes (builds) the software from the lowest level components. The term developer has been expanded to also mean tester and deployment manager as these skills often require coding expertise as well. For this discussion we will use the term developer to mean anyone who…

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