The Scrum Sprint Commitment/Forecast as an Expectation

By |2012-06-30T17:56:57-04:00June 30, 2012|Change Management, kanban, Management, Scrum|

Disclaimer -  I'm a well-known Scrum Sprint Commitment basher. But in the last few weeks especially while processing the Lean Conference Boston Keynote by Steven Spear I have a fresh perspective I wanted to share. There is no improvement without learning One of Spear's key points was that there is no improvement without learning. There is no learning without surprises. There are no surprises without setting expectations. Specifically challenging expectations that will be missed occasionally. See a quote from one of [...]

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“We are already Lean/Agile” – Really?

By |2012-01-20T20:34:33-05:00January 20, 2012|Agile, Change Management, Management|

These days more and more organizations think they are Agile A couple of years ago when you talked to people about agile a common response "why should we", "it won't work here", or "so this is the new fad? What will come next?" Times have changed. And a sign of the fact that agile is becoming more mainstream is that it being diluted and a common response these days is "but we are already agile!". I want to share a [...]

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