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How Can Independent Validation & Verification (IV&V) Integrate with Agile: Agile IV & V

In our previous post, I discussed the Traditional I&IV approach to Independent Validation and Verification...

Agile, Automated Testing, Federal

How Can Independent Validation & Verification (IV&V) Integrate with Agile: Traditional IV&V

Many government organizations and heavily regulated industries use a separate group to perform Independent Validation...

Agile, Agile Adoption, Best Practices, Kanban, Scrum

9 Methods to Get More from Your Agile Adoption

Getting started with Agile is straightforward; succeeding with it is challenging. You can’t just introduce...

Agile, Agile Adoption, Agile Coaching, Scrum

9 Signs You’re Struggling with Agile Adoption

Your team adopted Agile to get better—to accelerate delivery and improve performance—but now that you’ve...

Agile, Agile at Scale, Scaling, Software Development

The Manifesto for Scaling Agility

At Excella, we believe that continuous learning and knowledge-sharing fuels innovative thinking. The company created...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Tools

Agile Ancestry: A Mindset for Solution Development and Beyond

Some may believe that the Agile mindset is new and was recently “discovered.” In reality,...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Scrum

The Spine Model

My introduction to Agile came at my last job, where we underwent an Agile transformation...

Agile, Kanban, Professional Development

Kanban in Action: The Workshop

As the two Kanban Trainers at Excella, Mark Grove and I think a lot about...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Change Management

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, Agile Coaching, Scrum

Improving the Team, One Retrospective at a Time

“The definition of insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting...

Agile, Lean

Learnings from LeanAgileUS 2018

In February, Julie Wyman and Trent Hone traveled to Fort Lauderdale, FL for LeanAgileUS. The...

Agile, Agile at Scale, LeSS, Product Backlog

The Product Backlog: Two Is One Too Many

I recently finished a certified LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) practitioner course and was particularly intrigued...