Testimonials

How my clients see me Here are some things my clients say about me. Agile “Michael assisted our management team in ways that are quite profound. Through his coaching and workshops, Michael was able to quickly get to the heart of our struggles and opened our eyes to where we needed to focus. Michael is a true professional, understands [...]
A Tour of Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation Models

A Tour of Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation Models

In light of Agile adoption failures and awareness of cultural challenges, the purpose of this post is to review current models that are applied to Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation with Agile at organizations. Worthy background reading is Mike Cottmeyer's post on Untangling Adoption and Transformation. It is worth noting that there is no widespread agreement about [...]
Shhh! Agile Failures (in the large)

Shhh! Agile Failures (in the large)

Agile failure is a sensitive topic but one that we as a community need to talk about in order to build a brighter future together. In this post, I will share some observations that came out of an informal session that took place over an extended coffee-break session at Play4Agile conference. Survey Results I ran [...]
Kanban is a Gateway Drug

Kanban is a Gateway Drug

For years I have preferred Scrum as a starting place rather than XP since it is easier to adopt. One of the patterns of Fearless Change is to take small steps. Scrum is a much smaller step than XP. That's old news. Lot's of folks like to start with XP, that's OK by me. Probably a [...]
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