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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...

Business Analysis, careers, Change Management

Change Management for Our Lizard Brains

Being a keynote speaker at a conference is a high-profile role and expectations are high....

Agile, Dear Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Dear Agile: Scrum vs. Kanban

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

Agile, Dear Agile, Scrum

Dear Agile: Two-Week Sprints – Just Infinite Deadlines?

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

Agile, Scrum

Benjamin Franklin Invented Scrum

It’s hard to overstate Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to the world. A true polymath, Franklin is...

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...