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People and Process Redux

July 2, 2006 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Since I originally posted my people and process blog, and my people and process continued blog, I put it on the Lean Development user group (a great resource, BTW) and got some interesting responses. I highly recommend reading these two:

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All Those Meetings!?!

June 29, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

Recently, I had the chance to intereact with some business leaders about Lean and Agile. One idea that resonated with them, as well as with this excellent Product Owner I had the chance to work with, is as follows.

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An Agile Planning Session Observed

June 27, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

This week, I got to observe the kick off of a new Lean-Agile project. After being bogged down for several months in requirements gathering, it was amazing to watch this Lean-Agile project Team coalesce around an approach with priorities that would let them deliver value quickly.

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Attributes of a Good Product Owner

June 27, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

In An Agile Planning Session Observed, I mentioned the chance I had to watch a good, engaged Product Owner in action, and the benefit that can come from that.

Based on what I saw, here are some attributes I think are necessary to be a great Product Owner:

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Encouraging the Team Swarm Pattern for Effective Development

June 25, 2006 — Posted by Jim Trott

One of the most powerful phenomena that we have observed on effective Agile Development teams is something we have come to call "TeamSwarm".

In my upcoming blog posts, I will be describing what TeamSwarm is, how you can see it, some simple rules that guide its operation. I will discuss how the TeamSwarm can be coaxed into existence by building upon these simple rules. In Lean, we call putting simple rules into practice, building blocks. I will define and discuss the rules as building block practices and how they synergize to form emergent behavior that shows a team is swarming. Briefly, these building blocks are:

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