80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

If you are having culture challenges with your organization, you are not alone. 80% of participants at a recent conference (Scrum Gathering in Orlando) reported that the dominant culture in their organization is not supportive of progressive working environment such as Agile. Where is Your Organization? The infographic below show my simplification of the Laloux [...] Continue reading »
Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

One of my clients was struggling with Kanban vs. Scrum as a starting place. They really like the energy of Scrum: teams, collaboration, learning but from a workflow perspective needed the adaptability of Kanban: urgent requests, different ticket types, able to change direction quickly. This happens when the management and culture is there but there [...] Continue reading »
Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

I am very excited that I just published my free book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure. About the Book Struggling with Agile? Frustrated that people don’t really get it? Tired of fighting [...] Continue reading »

What’s the first Decision? Implementing Kanban vs Scrum

Guest post by Michael DePaoli If your development team or manufacturing team is considering moving to using Kanban vs. Agile Scrum, one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right agile development methods for the job. Let’s discuss the realities of implementing Kanban and some of the fundamentals that hold back both Kanban and Scrum implementations. On paper, [...] Continue reading »
Scrum Alliance Leadership – Concrete Actions

Scrum Alliance Leadership – Concrete Actions

This post identifies concrete actions. See also: Acceptance Tests and Models for Success. The final step was to identify concrete actions that the Scrum Alliance organization and membership can take to move toward the goals associated with specific parts of each model. This is the list we came up with. Each item was given a "thumbs up" or [...] Continue reading »
Scrum Alliance Leadership – Models for Success

Scrum Alliance Leadership – Models for Success

This post identifies two visions for successful leadership within the Scrum Alliance. See also: Acceptance Tests and Concrete Actions (& Participants). The group was divided into two teams. Each team independently went through the Strategic Play® visioning process: Every team member built a model representing their ideas to support thought leadership. In turn, each team member shared their ideas [...] Continue reading »