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Category: Lean-Agile

Freshen up Manifesto for Agile Software Development

When introducing the Manifesto to new Agile practitioners, its outdated language often got in the way of conversations around more interesting points. So I’ve freshened it up taking inspiration from Kent Beck (talk ‘Beyond Agile Programming’ at Startup Lessons Learned Conference, 2010), Dan North (talk ‘Agile Revisited’ at GOTO conference, 2015) and Joseph Pelrine (ebook on Agile teams and self-organising systems, 2011).

The three pillars of Agile

The three pillars of Agile answer briefly and clearly two of the most important questions people are asking since the beginning of Agile and before: “Why Agile works?” and “What’s the essence of Agile?”

Summer reading list for the (to be) reformed leader

Nowadays challenges span complicated and complex situations that require a leadership style and tools that go beyond traditional leadership.
Here you find reading suggestions to find inspiration as well as practical advice.
#Agile #Lean #Leadership

Beware of Waterfall in disguise by Gartner

Discover where Waterfall is hiding in this process designed by Gartner to combine Design Thinking, Lean Startup, and Agile.
Let’s use this flawed idea as an opportunity to dig deeper into the foundations of lean and agile.

Agility Qualia: the black and white room of Agile

You are trapped in the black and white room of agile’s rainbow. And you cannot be sure you are not, until you find out and conquer your qualia.

A system of Lean-Agile Coaching purposes

How would you describe with just *one* sentence the *main* purpose of the Agile Coach based on your current experience on the ground in the role?

A system of Scrum Master purposes

How would you describe with just *one* sentence the *main* purpose of the Scrum Master based on your current experience on the ground in the role?

The two key components of the Agile paradigm shift

Discover the two key components behind lean-agile paradigm shift. And the next paradigm shift approaching at the horizon.

The new business-friendly Agile Manifesto

A lot of food for thoughts, for bright and hungry minds, the new business-friendly version of the original Agile Manifesto: The Lean-Agile Manifesto for Digital Products and Services. Inspired by Kent Beck (talk ‘Beyond Agile Programming’ at Startup Lessons Learned Conference, 2010) and by Dan North (talk ‘Agile Revisited’ at GOTO conference, 2015).

Summer reading list for the (to be) reformed manager

You often think there must be a better way of getting stuff done,
while at work you spend your time working around obstacles created by the very same processes put there to help you. Meanwhile, you build meaningful relationships, based on professional respect and trust, that span well over the boundaries of the formal hierarchy.
These books are for you.