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Let's Talk Kanban

- by Dave Prior

David J. Anderson describes Kanban as “a method without methodology.” And while it supports Agile goals — making progress with imperfect information, building high-trust environments — Kanban’s greatest value lives in its evolutionary approach to improving how organizations get things done. Here’s an in-depth interview with the CEO of Lean-Kanban University, trainer and author of three books. [37:30]

The PM As Client

- by Dave Prior

Web project manager Sam Barnes, a favorite speaker at Digital PM, shares what he learned on the “dark side” when he became a client, taking bids from companies he once competed against. He also discusses the never-ending challenge of finding the right fit for each project amid innumerable methods and tools. [24:00]

When Should You Agile?

- by David DeWitt

Too many organizations do not understand that Agile itself is not a methodology; it’s a mindset. No wonder they are rarely successful using Agile. They’re chasing the benefits of Agile without differentiating between methods, or even considering when one approach might be better than another.

Agile Tools and Trends

- by Dave Prior

Hamid Shojaee, founder of Axosoft, is behind a popular series of YouTube videos on Scrum and Agile. Here he shares his thoughts on the recent Agile 2013 conference and current Agile trends, including productivity tools, Enterprise Agile and teams working Kanban into their Scrum practice. [17:30]

Agile Survival Kit

- by Wayne Grant

For various reasons, from travel to limited wall space, Scrum Masters may not be able to employ all the physical props and materials they have developed to engage their teams. But what in your Agile Kit could you absolutely not do without?

Agile Community Builder

- by Dave Prior

Scrum thought leader, author and trainer Mike Vizdos discusses what he is doing with collaborative co-working environments … the ongoing struggle to bring Agile to large enterprises … and a bunch of related side projects spanning Lean Startup, job boards and publishing. [27:00]

Agile, Adjusted

- by Vincent McGevna

Choosing the right process to manage your projects is a decision that should be based on need, not rhetoric. What works in one organization might not be suitable for another, or it may require modification. Agile is no different. What is important is the success of the project, not how well it adheres to a specific approach.

Agile 101: Product Owner

- by Michael Nir

The role of Product Owner, at once strategic and tactical, is misunderstood by many companies transitioning to Scrum or Agile approaches. The product owner serves as both organizational change agent and bridge between the business side and the project team. Here’s a basic primer on this indispensable role.

Agile Teams: “We” Is Key

- by Dave Prior

Does your project team really act like a team or is it just a collection of individuals who focus on their tasks and rarely support each other? Jan Beaver, author of The Agile Team Handbook, discusses why and how we can better leverage the power of teams. [25:30]

Agile Beyond Small Teams

- by Dave Prior

Laszlo Szalvay and Charlie Rudd of SolutionsIQ discuss the state of scaling Agile and Scrum principles on the enterprise level, including the challenges of intergrating the work of multiple teams on larger programs and portfolios. [30:48]

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BLOGS

Saving Christmas with Scrum

Posted by Dave Prior

Christmas is just around the corner and that means that Kim Brainard is VERY busy. In addition to her day job, her volunteer work as the co-chair of the upcoming 2017 Scrum Gathering, Kim is the found...
Posted in: The Reluctant Agilist


Being Agile vs. Doing Agile

Posted by Dave Prior

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