So What is Agile Really About?

A couple of months ago I wrote the blogpost “What is Agile?“. Although the term “Agile” in the context of software development is quite well known, the definitions vary. Therefore I shared the most common descriptions of Agile, for example: Agile is a set of values and principles (Agile Manifesto) Agile is a way of developing software […]

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A Projects Nightmare

When developing a product, the given constraints and boundaries aren’t always easy to handle. But as long as they are realistic and used wisely it shouldn’t interfere in building a great product. The most common constraints are set on scope, budget, schedule or quality. In traditional plan driven projects, the features are described and estimated […]

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Commitment versus Forecast

In my previous blog post ‘The 9 Smells of an Organization‘ I described the difference between the terms commitment and forecast. This resulted in an intriguing discussion that triggered me to elaborate some more on this topic and share the highlights of this conversation. The Misuse of Commitment Commitment might be the most abused term in Scrum. […]

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5 “Secrets” of a Great Agile Leader

Are you considered an authoritative “leader” in your organization? Do you spend your day at the top of the tower or in the trenches? Real Agile leaders abandon the top of the tower and thoughtfully empower an organization from the trenches, which fuels the connections that lead to high-performing Agility. Let’s learn more about how you can make […]

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