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Indiana Agile Articles and Information

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Let’s Take It To The Parking Lot

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  Last week, I was facilitated a retrospective where we focused on meeting satisfaction. While talking about the daily scrum and what could be improved, an engineer brought up the team’s use of the "parking [...]

Iterative Retrospective Experimentation

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I really enjoy and get a lot of value out of experimentation at work. I think it’s a great way to unleash creativity, try new ideas, continuously improve, have fun, see what works/doesn't work, etc. One team [...]

Continuous Improvement Board

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Earlier this year - after a large, stressful release - a group of Agile Coaches facilitated a retrospective involving people from over a dozen dev teams. In order to address the retro takeaways and make the progress visible, [...]

Tree of Agility

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Agile is a mindset. This is important to understand and reflect upon as you begin, or continue, your Agile journey. Remember you're learning a new mindset as an individual, as a team, and as an [...]

New Agile Acronym – EFCIC

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Recently, I was preparing for a couple of speaking engagements and was thinking about how to summarize what Agile means to me. What I came up with was Empowerment, Flexibility, Communication and Collaboration, Iterating on Feedback [...]

5 Things Learned From Steve Jobs

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Last week, I (virtually) attended the Lean Startup Conference and heard Guy Kawasaki - former Chief Evangelist at Apple - speak about 10 things he learned from Steve Jobs. Below are the 5 that caught [...]

Agile Experimentation

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I am a big proponent of experimentation and find it particularly useful within the Agile space. When teams are working in short time boxes, a quick experiment could add a lot of value. On the [...]

Teamification: Agile Team Self-Selection

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Earlier this year, while consulting as an Agile Coach, I was involved with an interesting experiment. The experiment asked individuals to self-select into software development teams. Team members would be allowed to choose what products [...]

Five Ways Leaders Can Help Agile Succeed

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Leadership undoubtedly plays a large role in helping Agile succeed. Here are five ways that leaders can help enable the success of an Agile program. Create the right kind of environment Creating an environment where [...]

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