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Attending to Teams is Important

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


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Creating Teams When It Does Not Seem Possible

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


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Cross-Functional Teams Eliminate Waste and Manifest Lean

August 23, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

One of the most powerful tools for improving software development is to create more effective teams. Every method and every framework – Agile, Scrum, XP, waterfall, the various flavors of Kanban[1] – depend on it. This short series of blog posts address the importance of effective teams for fully functioning lean software development. The series looks at:


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A Conference Like This Comes Around Every Five Years

August 21, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

As many of you know I've been on the forefront of most of the Agile and Lean (I'll include Kanban in this) methods of the last 15 years. While I was at the early Scrum Gatherings where the Scrum community took form I admit having missed several watershed events.  The first true watershed event I attended I helped create -the 2009 Miami Lean/Kanban Conference.  David Anderson organized it while Net Objectives sponsored it to be the birthplace of the Lean Software and Systems Society that we both spearheaded.


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Defending SAFe

August 16, 2013 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I am not going to get embroiled in the current diatribes that Ken and David have been throwing SAFe's way. But after being asked by so many people about it, I decided I should at least respond to any material charges made.  Turns out there weren't many. 

Ken's Blog

I copied Ken's blog UnSAFe at Any Speed, into Word and removed the diatribe, personal attacks and his explanations about Scrum that didn't relate to SAFe and got only the following statements of dissent:


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