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IBM DevOps – Self Assessment survey

Recently read a good article on adopting “Continuous Delivery practices”. In the white paper, “Adopting IBM’s approach to continuous software delivery,” the author, Paul Bahr discussed IBM’s adoption framework for iteratively introducing new capabilities and planning improvements. In the  our-part blog series that outlined a good

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, agile-dad, agile-safe, Continuous Delivery, Lean, Planning, UrbanCode

What is Agile … Really?

I am constantly amazed at the misconceptions that most people have regarding what agile is and how it is used.  Often times when I bring up the topic of agile, people immediately start talking about “Scrum” and how they like

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption, Lean, Planning, RTC, Scrum

RTC Adoption Problems: Tool, Education, or Perspective?

Originally posted on Best Practices for Building Software Platforms:
I work with CLM customers a lot and sometimes I encounter people struggling to adopt RTC. Once in a while the problem is with RTC – a bug, the rare difficult-to-use…

Posted in Agile, RTC

Scaling Agile – How Organizations are really doing it. Or Not…

Updated post based on presentation I delivered at recent 2014 IBM Innovate conference. Here is the link to the actual presentation, click here. Agile Practices.   What is SAFe? The Scaled Agile Framework® (pronounced SAFe™) is an interactive knowledge base

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption

Scaling Agile – Why Scrum isn’t enough

Agile Best Practices – Scaling Best Practices for large organizations While most teams can start using agile practices, such as Scrum and XP, they often run into hurtles when adoption is extended to other parts of the organization. Most often

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Succeeding with your First Agile Pilot Project – Lessons from the Trenches

In a follow up to an earlier post regarding, Succeeding with your First Agile Pilot Project, posted on February 19, 2012 by rfeggins, Have coached several additional teams over the last few months and wanted to share some addition lessons that

Posted in Agile, Agile Adoption

What is an agile methodology anyways?

Agile methodologies is a collection of lightweight software development approaches (some would call them “best practices”) that evolved in the mid-1990s and early 2000s in reaction to heavy weight waterfall processes common in most organizations. Common agile methodologies include Scrum,

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