Agile Carolinas: Scrum and Lean UX – How to learn faster

This will be the Agile Carolinas meeting for August 26, 2021 – at 5pm. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/agile-carolinas-lean-ux-and-scrum-how-to-learn-faster-tickets-168042426421 It will be online. *** Scrum is fairly agnostic as to how you develop “requirements”, which might be phrased as the details. Similarly, Scrum is agnostic about design and architecture, and how many levels of design you might have. Lean […]

Webinar: What should an Agile Manager do?

Webinar: What should an Agile Manager do? Let’s discuss what our current thoughts are. We will propose 8 actions, a small set, of things a manager might start by doing. They are: Set a Goal Check your financial situation Resolve that you want lasting stable Teams Identify the Work for the Team Resolve that you […]

Iterative and Incremental at 3 Levels – #1 “the what”

THIS IS A DRAFT.  (Comments welcome.) I will try to express two big thoughts. Hopefully these are formed well enough that as I talk about them clearly, you can use them in your situation. * Background So, the two ideas are basically these questions: How do we coordinate at the 3 levels on “the what”.  […]

Managers: How to have break-out, outstanding Teams. #1

We are not generating enough high-performing teams. Why? Well, to be honest, I do not care much why we are NOT having this success — what I care about is: How do we do it? (Yes, understanding some root causes of failure will help us.) *** What *is* happening? In my opinion, the typical thing […]

Managers: Scrum can help you NOW!

Here is the situation from many managers: We need more productivity now! There is TONS of opportunity, but we can’t get to it.  We cannot hire people (fast enough). Our staff want a nicer situation (or they will…) Again, this means that we need to use the staff we have to maximum effect.   Part of […]

Agile-Carolinas Mtg: Waterfall vs Agile – key discussion points

Agile started as a reaction to Waterfall (cf. definition of waterfall in Dr. Royce’s paper). Perhaps not so much a reaction to Royce’s Waterfall, but to how Waterfall was being played in the wild. The reaction was expressed many ways, but a simple short explanation is in the Agile Manifesto (4 lines) and the Agile […]

Agile Carolinas meeting: Helping Agile Managers – an open space-like event. July 1

Next Aile Carolinas  meeting.  In an Open Space-like format.  2 hours. Topic / Theme: Helping Agile Managers / Leaders Date: July 1, Thursday, at 5:00 pm EDT, for 2 hours. Format: Online (Zoom) This will be done in an Open Space way. We will have simultaneous sessions (break outs) on Zoom. Here are some questions […]

Webinar: Discussing 7 Scrum Patterns

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Discussing 7 Scrum Patterns Date: August 10th, Tuesday, at 1:30 pm EDT, for 1 hour. Format: Online. As you know, the idea of patterns has been around for a long time.  And became more popular after architect Christopher Alexander wrote the book: A Pattern Language. […]

Webinar: Alternatives to Scaling 3 Teams

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Alternatives to Scaling 3 Teams Date: July 20th, at 4 pm EDT, for 1 hour. Format: Online. There are many definitions of “scaling”. For now, we are defining scaling as putting 3 Teams together to work closely on a big, high coupling – high cohesion […]

Webinar: Scrum Patterns

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Scrum Patterns (Improve Now) Date: June 17th, at 2pm EDT, for 1 hour. Online. We will introduce the idea of Scrum Patterns, and discuss some background. And then mainly discuss 10 key patterns that can make your Team better now. These are from the patterns […]