How to Help a Large Project

How to Help a Large Project

I have seen a recurring pattern in large organizations - there are large-scale projects that span many separate functional groups, departments and geographic locations. These projects often perform poorly and are difficult to manage effectively. In most cases, Agile is not the most valuable approach to get these projects on track. At Agile Coach Camp [...] Continue reading »
Kanban is Like an Oreo Cookie

Kanban is Like an Oreo Cookie

Kanban is like an Oreo Cookie: Dark Crunchy Control on the outside, but Sweet White Goodness (collaboration, cultivation and craftsmanship) on the inside! Dark Crunchy Control In an earlier post, I wrote about how Kanban aligns with Control Culture and argued that for companies with Control Culture it will likely be a better approach than [...] Continue reading »
Software Craftsmanship promotes Competence Culture

Software Craftsmanship promotes Competence Culture

The rise of anemic Scrum was noted to dismay among the Agile community and in particular by "Uncle Bob" Martin who coined the fifth Agile manifesto value of Craftsmanship over Crap(Execution). This gave rise to the much needed community of Software Craftsmanship. Looking at an earlier post - Agile is about Collaboration and Cultivation Culture - [...] Continue reading »