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Agile, Scrum, Tools

Cross Post: What Should Our Reliance on Estimation Be

One of our resident Agile Xperts, Paul Boos, shares his thoughts in the post, “Views...

Agile, Agile at Scale, Best Practices

Agile Transformation – Top Down vs. Bottom Up

When beginning an Agile transformation, where should one start? Is it as simple as getting...

Agile, Agile at Scale, Change Management

Executive Storytelling, a Component of Large Scale Transformation

I frequently work with executives on their Agile Transformation efforts and one thing is certain,...

Agile

Agile 2017 Key Takeaways

Last week, five of Excella’s Agilists traveled to Orlando, FL for Agile 2017 for a...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Change Management

Becoming a Catalyst, Part Two

In my previous post, I discussed ways in which anyone can become a leader by...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Change Management

Becoming a Catalyst, Part One

Agile Transformation efforts are characterized by change: new practices, new processes, new technologies, and often...

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...