Agile for Dummies

Agile is not a silver bullet methodology that helps engineers build product faster or somehow equips organizations to deliver higher quality software to customers more frequently at less cost. Rather, it is a journey that builds the organizational culture, mentality, and behaviors that deliver more value to its customers with higher quality, greater reliability, and improved timeliness. Striving…

Kanban for Non-IT

If you are pursuing Agile from a non-IT perspective and looking for a good book to get you going on Kanban for “knowledge work”, then you may be wondering - where do I even begin? We are excited that you are looking to move yourself into the Agile world. Kanban is near and dear to…

The Agile Toolbox

Let’s talk about a common problem that is a very real threat to any Agile company or project. We’ve all heard the term “pounding a square peg into a round hole” when something is misused, and I would be willing to bet that we’ve all experienced it. Some of you might be experiencing it right…

Battle of the Century: Technical Debt vs. Feature Development

Our teams are asked quite a bit about performance testing in an Agile environment and how that might differ from the traditional waterfall approach. If you’re asking the same question, you’ve hit on one of the greatest heavyweight grudge matches in world history! Technical debt and feature development have battled for the spotlight since the…

Time for an Agile Government

The Era of Epic Fails is Over The intentions of public sector leaders to modernize and make government operations more transparent and efficient have been trampled not only by limited budgets and aggressive timelines but also by repeated project failures. This makes funding agencies and stakeholders question whether these projects are good investments to pursue…