Agile failure is a sensitive topic but one that we as a community need to talk about in order to build a brighter future together. In this post, I will share some observations that came out of an informal session that took place over an extended coffee-break session at Play4Agile conference.Read More
Martin Fowler is among other things the Chief Scientist for ThoughtWorks. He gave an interesting keynote that consisted of 3 mini-talks. I thought it was very effective since it was accessible to those new to Agile as well as interesting for folks like me.Read More
For those of you who follow the Agile Games Google group, you may already be aware of my proposal to create a Serious Games Stage at Agile 2011. The initial title concept was Agile Game stage, but then based on feedback from the list, I read about Serious Games and realized that this title fits the bill. Read More
I was reading Freddy Balle’s book The Gold Mine: A Novel of Lean Turnaround and I read something that stopped me dead in my tracks. In the book, after months of transitioning a manufacturing plant to continuous flow using Kanban, the Lean sensei asks the innocent question:
Question: What is better than Kanban?
Agile requires a lot of skills. Agile Coaching demands even more. Each individual coach has specific talents, capabilities and passions. Similarly, superheroes have their special powers, areas of strength and weaknesses. Read More