Agile Scrum

Seeking Work Life Balance?

If You’re Looking For Work/Life Balance, I’ve Got Some Ocean-Front Property in Tennessee For You! by Boardroom Metrics There is no such thing as a sugar rush… There is no such thing as a blind bat… There is no such thing as a free lunch… and there is no such thing as work/life balance! [...]

By |August 17th, 2016|Agile Scrum|0 Comments

Agile: Anarchy or Organized Chaos?

Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives. The Fear When senior managers hear about “Agile” many tend to recoil because they equate it to “no documentation, anarchy (through self-organizing teams) and cowboy coding practices.”  The Agile movement itself is mainly to blame [...]

By |January 25th, 2013|Agile Scrum, News, Software Development|2 Comments

Agile Strategy and Change Management

What I learned from the Agile Tour Toronto 2012 by Dave Marsh - Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives. I attended the Agile Tour Toronto 2012 conference last Monday (Nov 26) and was struck by how many of the sessions focused [...]

By |December 5th, 2012|Agile Scrum, Software Development|0 Comments

What I Learned From an Agile Simulation

Jim Crocker -  Founder and CEO of Boardroom Metrics. CEO’s today want their organizations to be more agile. Meanwhile, in IT, forward-thinking software development organizations have been experimenting and implementing new ways of developing software aimed at faster times to market and greater business value. Not so coincidentally, one of those approaches is known as [...]

By |November 6th, 2012|Agile Scrum, Management, News, Software Development|1 Comment

Agile: Creating a Co-located Cross-Functional Team

Dave is an experienced Agile Coach and Practitioner. For more insight, please see Dave’s presentation on Agile for non-IT executives.   The Context Most of the IT organizations I work with are structured into “shared service” groups such as Data Architecture, Testing, Business Analysis, User Experience Design, Development, Database Administration, Network Engineering, Project Management… the [...]

By |September 7th, 2012|Agile Scrum|0 Comments

Google Docs Accelerates Team Productivity Through Active Participation

It is a cliché, but some of the most important discoveries have been by accident. I stumbled upon Google Docs when working with 2 colleagues on a report - we were in 3 different cities and had a tight deadline, and MS-Word was not working for us (even with the file stored on a WebDAV [...]

Jazz, Collaboration, And Business

Jazz, collaboration and business? I’m not exactly a jazz fan. Admittedly, I could pick the saxophone (but not the saxophonist) from a police line-up every time, but that’s about it. However, last night hanging out at Chalkers in Toronto watching some extremely talented musicians do their thing, I was blown away: they'd never played together [...]

By |December 31st, 2011|Agile Scrum, Innovation, Leadership, Management|0 Comments