Jem D’jelal: Throwing the Scrum Certificate away?

Reblogged with permission from Jem D'jelal, the original author of
 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on LinkedIn January 20, 2016.

Jem D'jelal Jem D’jelal Coaching individuals & teams to find “better” ways of working.

 

Reblog: Agile Failure Patterns In Organizations

An excellent article by Stefan Wolpers that consolidates his findings of common failure patterns for agile scrum xp, lean/kanban implementations.

Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0

reblogged with permission from Mr. Wolpers.

Apple’s New Internet of Things Device helps you Find My -anything-

A man can dream. I wish this were a reality now. I can’t count how many IoT devices the market has been recently flooded with. It seems crowd funding is encouraging a lot of technology to be driven to the market faster than ever. Which is a good thing. The problem is so far that none are proven…yet.Continue reading “Apple’s New Internet of Things Device helps you Find My -anything-“

My Experiments with the Story cubes

Going to have to figure out how to virtualize this concept.

Culture Reinvented!

cubes

Hello World,

I have been working with the agile teams for a long time. Agile has gifted a lot of meetings viz. planning, grooming, retrospective, etc. Retrospectives are one of the most powerful and often the most ignored meetings as they end up as boring and ineffective. Hence, a lot of engagement and innovation is required to reinvent the retrospectives. I came across Rory’s story cubes and thought to ‘experiment’ the same in my retros.

I purchased a few boxes of cubes and mixed the same to have diverse stories: 9 cubes in a box as per the recommendation.

Instance 1:
When I introduced the cubes to my first team say Team X: they migrated to the exploring mode — started seeing the different faces of the cubes. Then, they rolled the same. The first time it was too much silence.Then, we played the second iteration. To my surprise: amazing stories…

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Why “Agile” and especially Scrum are terrible

How the foolish try to lay the blame for their own failures on a hammer… Not to mention the misuse of the adjective Agile.

Michael O. Church

Note: My first novel, Farisa’s Crossing, will be released in spring 2022.

Agility is a good thing, no doubt, and the Agile Manifesto isn’t unreasonable. Compared to a straw-man practice called “Waterfall”, Agile is notably superior. Yet, so much of Agile as-practiced is deeply harmful, and I don’t really think that the Agile/Waterfall dichotomy is useful in the first place.

There’s a variety of Agile, called Scrum, that I’ve seen actually kill a company. By “kill”, I don’t mean “the culture wasn’t as good afterward”. Rather, I mean that its stock dropped by almost 90 percent in less than two years.

What is Agile?

Agile grew up in web consulting, where it had a certain amount of value: when dealing with finicky clients who don’t know what they want, one typically has to choose between one of two options. The first is to manage the client: get expectations set…

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Andy Hunt: The Failure of Agile

Wow! What an amazing take on the state of agile. This article really hits home on a point of failure in many agile implementations at the macro level. I highly suggest reading these words from Andy Hunt.Continue reading “Andy Hunt: The Failure of Agile”

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