agile transition

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Collocated West Logo Improvisation for Agile Skill Development
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In today's economy, the Creative Economy, businesses face a disrupted, highly competitive, and constantly changing landscape. Robie and Jody Wood say that to thrive in the Creative Economy, team members, managers, and executives need to become and remain agile. Improvisational theater...

Robie Wood
Collocated West Logo How Far Can You Go with Agile for Embedded Software?
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With the proliferation of IoT and consumer demand for smarter homes, appliances, automobiles, and wearables, many traditional product-based manufacturing companies are now becoming embedded software companies. This means that the design and manufacturing of physical products is becoming...

Anders Wallgren
Collocated West Logo The Power of an Agile Mindset
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Linda Rising, co-author of Fearless Change and the recently published More Fearless Change, has wondered for some time whether much of Agile's success has been the result of the placebo effect—that is, good things happened because we believed they would. The placebo effect is a startling...

Linda Rising
Collocated West Logo The Tester's Role in Agile Planning
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If testers sit passively through agile planning, important testing activities will be glossed over or missed altogether. Testing late in the sprint becomes a bottleneck, quickly diminishing the advantages of agile development. However, testers can actively advocate for customers’ concerns...

Rob Sabourin
Collocated West Logo Using DevOps to Drive the Agile ALM
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Many organizations struggle to implement sustainable processes to drive their software and systems development work. This leaves their technology managers and teams to use whatever worked for them on the last project, often resulting in a lack of integration and poor communication and...

Bob Aiello
Collocated West Logo Facilitation Techniques for Agile Meetings and Ceremonies
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Facilitation is the art of leading people through processes toward agreed-upon outcomes in a manner that encourages participation, ownership, and creativity from all involved. So how do you take this definition and turn it into facilitating powerful meetings? Most agile practitioners can...

Darrin London
Collocated West Logo Three Things You MUST Know to Transform into an Agile Enterprise
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The farther we go down the path of scaled agile transformation, the more we learn that adding process and complexity can only take us so far. At some point, size and complexity are going limit our ability to be truly agile, and we must move toward greater organizational simplicity. The...

Mike Cottmeyer
Collocated West Logo Which Agile Scaling Framework Is Best?
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Choice can be a wonderful thing—when you’re buying a car and research abounds to help you decide. But when selecting the best agile scaling framework for your organization, choice can be downright intimidating and costly. SAFe, Scrum of Scrums, DAD, LeSS, or SSwS? There is a lot at stake.

Tom Weinberger
Collocated West Logo Going Agile at Scale: A Mindset Transformation of Global Proportions
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How do you successfully transform 700 people working on one product? The answer: Give them ownership. Value people over process. This requires that leaders learn how and when to step back—and when to step up. In the past eight years, the Veritas NetBackup organization had tried three agile...

Julie Urban and Jeff Byron
Collocated West Logo Five Critical Elements for Successful Agile Data Management
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In the past few years we’ve used cloud technologies to improve pre-production flexibility and solve many problems that previously prevented us from delivering high quality apps to production. However, one problem consistently prevents full test coverage prior to deployment—the lack of...

Robert Kelman

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