What is Agile?

I have found myself, more often lately, being asked “What is Agile?” I have answered this question a number of times and a number of different ways trying to find the short answer. I have recently come to find myself pulling from people like Woody Zuill, Fred Zuill, Kevin Meadows and Dave Thomas. My currentContinue reading “What is Agile?”

Backlog Dysfunction

This is a very old and tired topic that seems to persist. I wish people could be past the idea of treating backlogs as ‘must do’ lists. A backlog to me is a place where ideas, risks, and assumptions go. They are things that we want to learn from. It is comprised of problems toContinue reading “Backlog Dysfunction”

Agile Industrial Complex

Has the agile industrial complex done so much damage that nearly every opportunity involves working within a set rigid framework unable to move beyond the dysfunction that comes with such an existence? Scrum != agile, SAFe != agile, Autoscrum != agile, using a Kanban Board != agile. If your goal is to be good orContinue reading “Agile Industrial Complex”