Loving Me Some RSA Animate – Motivation

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A large part of agile and making it really work is the people.  In fact, the organization can only support and foster the right mind-set through the behaviors of the leaders and the “walk-the-talk” mantra.  Ultimately the success of agile and the organization are the people associated with it. Thus, bringing me to the viral

Pondering the Agile “Don’t Know” Methodology

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If you haven’t already heard the buzz, the VersionOne State of Agile Survey 2011 is now out and it is packed full with some great information.   The survey is a helpful resource to quantify what people are doing and the value they have realized or have not realized through their particular agile implementation.  As part

Top 10 Top 10 Agile Lists

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A while back I stumbled upon a clever blog post that showed the Top 10 of Top 10 lists and given my lack of creativeness today, I thought I would put together a Top 10 of Top 10 Agile Lists. I took this on and felt it would be an easy task given the amount

Come to the Science Fair

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Remember that thing we folks that practice Agile call the Agile Manifesto.  You know the thing that where 17 smart folks got together and came up with a set of four values and twelve principles to help guide and shape the behaviors of those involved in software development.  Everyone might not be able to rattle

Reinvigorated Retrospectives

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Have you these statements lately? “Our retrospectives have dried up.” “Why are we doing this?  We never do anything about it.” “Uh, I don’t know – there’s nothing that we need to change.” Well, this is not uncommon for agile teams to reach the point where their retrospectives become ineffective or the team members stop