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Agile, Kanban, Lean, Scrum

Baby Scrum (Sounds Better than “Lean-Baby-ban”)

Sometimes taking your work home is something we try to avoid. But sometimes it just...

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, Business Analysis

Introducing the Agile Extension to the BABOK® Guide version 2

This summer, the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) partnered with the Agile Alliance to...

Agile

Agile 2017 Key Takeaways

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

Agile, Agile Coaching, Dear Agile

Dear Agile: Not Your Average Stand-Up

This post is in Excella’s Dear Agile series of blog posts. DEAR AGILE: Recently, a...

Agile, Kanban

Leadership, Kanban and Agile 2017

I’m really looking forward to Agile2017 and am thrilled to be speaking there. I’ll be...

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, CSM, CSPO, Training

Should the Product Owner Come From the Client or Vendor?

We often see a scenario where we have vendors/contractors working with a client to deliver...

Agile, Scrum, Software Development

Sprint Zero or Not to Sprint Zero

A colleague of mine recently asked me and a few other Excella developers our opinions...

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...