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Agile, Kanban, Scrum

How do Technical Practices Fit in Kanban?

Your team is getting ready to start with Kanban or perhaps they already have been...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Scrum

So You Want to Drop Your Retro

Many Agile approaches, such as Scrum, have a focused event (the retrospective) to reflect on...

Agile, inclusion, Scrum

Encouraging Diversity as a ScrumMaster

I am a woman of color who did not grow up in this country. I...

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, Kanban

My Experience with Kanban Outside IT

Kanban for Human Resources: What I Learned During My First KMP I Class I recently...

Agile, Lean

Lean Agile Scotland – Designing the Future

Once again, Lean Agile Scotland was an excellent conference full of thought-provoking ideas and stimulating...

Agile, Scrum

Three Steps to Agile Project Success

In our last post, we talked about three common reasons Agile projects fail: Lack of...

Agile, Scrum

3 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

Imagine this. Your team, which has used a traditional waterfall approach for as long as...

Agile, Business Analysis, careers, Change Management

Meet the Experts: Sarah Shirck

In this interview, Excella’s Change Management Xpert Sarah Shirck discusses the importance of empathy and...

Agile, Agile Business Analysis, Business Analysis, careers

Meet the Experts: Stephanie Vineyard

In this installment of “Meet the Experts,” Excella’s Business Analysis Lead Stephanie Vineyard shares her...

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,...