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Insights at Agile 2014, Part III: Lean-Agile Development, 3rd Generation Agile

August 5, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Product developers should adopt a Lean mindset.They can then look at their situation, ask a few questions, and decide on the particulars of the development process adapted to their situation. While it may appear the choices are more complex than this, the reality is otherwise. There is much that both the common practice of Scrum and the Kanban Method leave out. And they both take non-Lean attitudes about different things, which they shouldn’t. The approach described in this blog post enables novice teams to be given a set of practices to start with, but a set that fits their situation a lot better than arbitrarily picking Scrum or the Kanban Method.

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Agile 2014 – Stuck in Shu – Time to Change How to Teach Scrum

August 4, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so. - Mark Twain

 The problem ain't what people know. It's what people know that ain't so that's the problem. – Will Rogers

 A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. Mark Twain

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Why Many of Us Blindly Follow a Community After Initial Success

August 4, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I had forgotten the second half of this amazing quote from R. Buckminster Fuller. Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth

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Insights at Agile 2014 Part 1 of 3

August 3, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

This is the first of three blogs I'll be posting daily (see bottom of post for the others).

Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened. - Winston Churchill

I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein

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The Right Way to Do Scrum, but ...

July 27, 2014 — Posted by Al Shalloway

We Do Scrum-But

I often hear people say “oh, we do Scrum but we don’t do …”.  This includes “we do Scrum, but we don’t have fully cross-functional teams.”  Or, “we do Scrum but management interrupts us all of the time with needed new functionality.” With the creation (and misunderstanding) of Kanban, we often hear “we do Scrum but we don’t have hard iterations, we follow more of a flow model.”   Finally, “we do Scrum, but we don’t always have tests complete by the end of the sprint.” 

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Al Shalloway
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Cory Foy
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Guy Beaver
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Israel Gat
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Ken Pugh
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Scott Bain
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Steve Thomas
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Tom Grant
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