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An Explanation of My Framework/Method Hopping

December 5, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I am proud of the fact that I have been accused of method hopping.  I have and I do. The question is why.  Essentially I use whatever method I find to be valuable.  Some have come and gone as being at the top of my list.  Twelve years of building and expanding our own I finally see value in documenting it and using it as our explicit platform.  But let me explain my history.  This is not just a personal story, but is intended to illustrate some learnings.

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What Is Lean-Agile?

December 5, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Net Objectives FLEX system (FLow for Enterprise Transformation) is guided by Lean-Agile thinking. There is much misinformation about what Lean is in the software world and even different opinions about what Agile is. Given that Lean and Agile are integral parts of the FLEX system it important that we have an understanding of what they mean.

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How to Use Scrum in Mid-Large Scale Organizations

December 3, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There is no question that Scrum has changed the software world by leading the leading adopted framework in the Agile space. However, the Agile world has changed in the, now, almost 2 decades of its availability. This change has been threefold (at least).

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The Systems-Thinking View of Simple, Complicated, Chaotic, and Complex

December 2, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Understanding the challenges present in changing behavior is important. There has been a lot of conversation about simple, complicated, chaos and complex events. While discussed by many, some of these discussion ignore salient points.

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Go for Understandable not Simple

December 2, 2017 — Posted by Al Shalloway

A lot of people in the Agile community talk about ‘simplest’ as it’s a good thing. I like simple better than complicated if all other things are equal, but all too often simple is simplistic, not a desirable thing. What makes for a ‘simpler’ framework or method? Some people suggest it’s the size of the guide or number of things you must do. I would suggest it’s what’s more understandable to people.

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