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Julie Wyman

Agile, Agile Coaching

Responding to Change Over Following a Plan: Agile Lessons from Antarctica

I spent the first part of January in Antarctica hanging out with penguins, whales, and...

Agile, Best Practices

Feedback Early & Often! 3 Questions to Ask to Take Full Advantage of Feedback Loop Opportunities

Agile frameworks are designed to accept and handle change – but you still need feedback...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Dear Agile

Dear Agile: Not Your Average Stand-Up

This post is the latest in Excella’s Dear Agile series of blog posts. DEAR AGILE:...

Agile, Kanban

How to Set Initial WIP Limits

Teams new to Kanban often spend far too much time debating what their initial work-in-progress (WIP)...

Agile, Agile at Scale, LeSS

How to Create a System Model

In my previous blog, I explained why learning about system models (also known as causal...

Agile at Scale, LeSS, Scrum, Training

How System Models Can Help Your Organization Optimize for the Whole

One of the primary themes during the Certified LeSS Practitioner course I attended last year...

Agile at Scale, LeSS, Scrum

If LeSS is Already Large-Scale Scrum, What’s LeSS Huge?

One of the first things I discovered while attending Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) training  is that...

Agile at Scale, LeSS, Scrum, Training

More with LeSS – 5 Takeaways from Certified LeSS Practitioner Training

In December, I had the opportunity to attend the Certified LeSS Practitioner course in New...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Scrum

Simulating Scrum by Building a LEGO City

At the January Games for Agility, Learning, and Engagement (GALE) Meetup, we ran a version...

Agile, Tools

Physical vs. Digital Story Maps

As I wrote previously in this blog, story maps help teams identify the Minimum Viable...

Agile, Tools

5 Benefits of Story Maps

With Agile delivery, we trade big upfront design for a “just enough” approach. But how...