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Be Like P Diddy

September 23, 2016 — Posted by Marc Danziger

When you get in on Monday, your thought should be: Be like P Diddy.

No, I'm serious.

No, it's not that he's smart, talented, dashing, and that women want him and men want to be him.

If you're in the organizational transformation business, or if you're an Agile expert, you need to look in the mirror and say "It's all about the Benjamins."

It's all about the Benjamins isn't about charging your clients or raising your salary (although if you think this way, you'll be able to).

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"Magic Buttons" Blog Posted at SustainableTDD.com

September 23, 2016 — Posted by Scott Bain

We just posted a new blog at www.sustainabletdd.com called "Magic Buttons and Code Coverage". In it we pose an arguably interesting question about test coverage, and would love to hear from others how they would answer it. Come join the discussion!

http://www.sustainabletdd.com/2016/09/magic-buttons-and-code-coverage.html

 

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Rules Governing Software Innovation That Don't Work

September 23, 2016 — Posted by Tom Grant
Serious games are a powerful tool for Lean and Agile transformation. Games also provide a good analogy for what is happening in software innovation, since both games and organizations are systems. The way in which we define the governing rules for one type of system, such as a game, have a lot of relevance for what happens when you define rules for the other system.

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"Agile" vs. "Agility"

September 22, 2016 — Posted by Marc Danziger

When I talk to executives at our clients, one point I always make is that as an industry (software development) we're doing many things wrong. Going Agile has been seen as a fix for many of these - but in fact that's a mistake.

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SAFe® – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

September 20, 2016 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Abstract: If you go to almost any Agile conference these days, the topic of SAFe is sure to come up.  You are virtually certain to hear some good things and an equal number of bad things about it.  There is no question that SAFe provides some value, but why the vehement insistence by many Agile consultants that SAFe is not Agile?  Also, even though many companies that are using it, why are many not very excited about it? Exploring the answers to these questions can give us insights into why and how to use SAFe more effectively.

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