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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...

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...