by Mary Gorman & Ellen Gottesdiener, EBG Consulting
In a recent interview in the New York Times, Panera Bread co-CEO Ronald M. Shaich talks about the importance of developing an organization's "discovery muscle" as well as its "delivery muscle." Mary Gorman and Ellen Gottesdiener could not agree more. In their new book, Discover to Deliver: Agile Product Planning and Analysis, they make the case for equally balancing the commitment to these key activities.Read More
Ben Linders shares insights from Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, a pocket book by Luis Gonçalves and Ben Linders that contains many exercises that you can use to facilitate retrospectives, supported with the “what” and “why” of retrospectives, the business value and benefits that they can bring you, and advice for introducing and improving retrospectives.Read More
The amplification of learning is a key principle in lean and agile methods, particularly when it comes to agile transformations. Most people reading this blog have heard someone say, “agile is not something you do; it’s something you are—a state of being.” While Brian Irwin believes that’s true, agile is also a new way of working, one that comes with risk and inherently challenges the status quo.Read More
Everything we do in life is built around ideas. Ideas are hard to forget, ideas change the world and inspire companies, nations, families and the most important person, YOU. You were meant to change the world. As Michael Swansegar explains, this script runs the agenda of an agile cultural event called Project Inception, as well as the basis of how you could potentially view VersionOne.Read More
Scaling agile is one of today's top challenges for many. There are a number of fans in favor of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe™) as the solution. While SAFe is highly effective for some organizations, it may not be the solution that's best for you - OR you may be going about it the wrong way, as Brad Swanson points out in this case study.Read More
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