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Agile, Dear Agile, Scrum

Dear Agile: Trouble Getting Good Acceptance Criteria

This post is the latest in Excella’s Dear Agile series of blog posts. Have a...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Dear Agile

Dear Agile: How Do I Improve My Empathy?

This post is the latest in Excella’s Dear Agile blog series. Have a question for...

Agile

Agile Transformation in 2 (Simple) Steps

So, you want your organization to adopt Agile practices? All right, let’s do this! It...

Agile, Software Development, Tools

Mind Meld: Why Pair Programming Works

When I served as a Branch Chief at USDA, I encouraged my developers to take...

Agile Coaching

The Dimensions of Coaching Responsibility

Being a coach is unlike the other roles I’ve had in my career. As a...

Agile, Project Management

Measuring Progress: EVM or Velocity?

There are many advocates in the world that state Earned Value Management (EVM) is the...

Agile, Kanban, Product Management

What is Kanban?

This post is co-authored by Excella Agile experts Paul Boos and Ken Furlong.  Ken will...

Agile, Tools

Team Dynamics on the Forbidden Island

At the most recent Games for Agility, Learning, and Engagement (GALE) meet-up, we played a...

Agile, Scrum

Launching Your Agile Team with a Workshop

The Agile Manifesto and approaches like Scrum are thin on how to launch teams.  Even...

Agile, Software Development, UI/UX, User Experience

User Experience: Why It Matters to Customer Experience

How seriously do you consider user experience for your internal applications? There seems to be...

Agile Value Tracking, Project Management

Changing Your Viewpoint of the Project Management ‘Iron’ Triangle (Part 2)

In the last post, we looked at the traditional approach to project management in terms...

Agile Value Tracking, Project Management

Changing Your Viewpoint of the Project Management ‘Iron’ Triangle (Part 1)

This will be the first of two posts to help you understand the alignment between...