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Two Types of Learning Require Two Types of Coaching

October 26, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There are three kinds of men. The ones that learn by readin'. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. Will Rogers

There are two types of learning - learning how to do something and learning to avoid something. 

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Net Objectives and SAFe™

October 20, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

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New Blog Entry at SustainableTDD.com

September 25, 2015 — Posted by Scott Bain

Test-Driven Development can be tough to get started, sometimes, because people feel it won't be worth the extra effort.

We have a blog about that:

http://www.sustainabletdd.com/2015/09/tdd-and-its-multiple-benefits.html

Let us know what you think in the comments section!

-Scott Bain-

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Alternatives to Scrum of Scrums

September 20, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Net Objectives started using Scrum in 1999. Three-four years later, we started using Scrum with larger organizations and adopted Scrum-of-Scrums as a way to coordinate multiple teams working together. While it sounds great in theory, we could never get it to work. And, although it is still promoted by many Scrum consultants, it still has a spotty track record at best. The challenge we believe lies in the fact that the intra-team dynamics that makes Scrum effective, are not the same as the inter-team dynamics required for Scrum-of-Scrums to work.

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What Small, Multi-Teamed Development Organizations Need to Do to Transition to Lean-Agile

September 20, 2015 — Posted by Al Shalloway

There is no magic to effective software development. With almost two decades of Agile experience and over a decade of large scale Agile experience, Net Objectives has clearly identified what is required to be effective.  While it’s a surprisingly simple approach, it requires the proper mindset to accomplish it.   One starts by agreeing to focus on the delivery of business value incrementally.  Agile should be about incremental business delivery, not team iterations.  Essentially, becoming effective in IT and product development requires the following:

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Al Shalloway
Business, Operations, Process, Sales, Agile Design and Patterns, Personal Development, Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Kanban Method, Scrum, Scrumban, XP
Cory Foy
Change Management, Innovation Games, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile
Guy Beaver
Business and Strategy Development, Executive Management, Change Management, Lean Implementation, Transitioning to Agile, Lean-Agile, SAFe
Israel Gat
Business and Strategy Development, DevOps, Lean Implementation, Agile, Lean, Kanban, Scrum
Jim Trott
Business and Strategy Development, Analysis and Design Methods, Change Management, Knowledge Management, Lean Implementation, Team Agility, Transitioning to Agile, Workflow, Technical Writing, Certifications, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, SAFe, Kanban
Ken Pugh
Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, ATDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Professional Development, Agile, Lean-Agile, Lean, SAFe, Kanban, Kanban Method, Scrum, Scrumban, XP
Marc Danziger
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Scott Bain
Analysis and Design Methods, Agile Design and Patterns, Software Design, Design Patterns, Technical Writing, TDD, Coaching, Mentoring, Online Training, Professional Development, Agile