Mile High Agile 2012 The Agile Mile High event on April 3, 2012 in Denver, Colorado was a huge success. The conference was for agile practitioners at all levels of experience in the Denver region, including those exploring agile for the first time, This one-day action packed conference provides learning opportunities for agile novices, intermediates and experts, technical professionals, team leaders, managers, executives, and organizational change leaders. What was different about this event it is unlike National conferences that require a... [More]
We all know velocity to be the number of story points a team can successfully complete per sprint. Velocity is a thing of beauty. Let’s take a moment to ponder it. It predicts complexity delivered per sprint It predicts release dates It defines and defends a sustainable pace It binds scope It wards off evil vampires … project managers … oh! yes! strike ‘evil’ too. :-) It out performs industrial strengthened Earn Value Management Systems with a white board It and/or the lack of it, shows the health of Sprint Planning Some say it can jump... [More]
An interesting insight by Dr. Angel Diaz into the Practical Guide to Service Level Agreements ( SLA ), published by the Cloud Standards Customer Council ( CSCC ). Who is responsible for the management of the services that will operate in a cloud environment? Who is responsible for identifying the elements of the agreement? What type of agreement should be in place? These are all questions that should be asked and understood before moving a service to the cloud. To read the complete article, go to... [More]
Target roles: Product Owner and Scrum Master
What do I want you to know? What do I want you to think about?
When it comes to velocity, I want you to look at: changes, direction of change, and relative consistency. These are important measures for team productivity and team skill level.
*For the purposes of this article, let’s stick with Complexity Velocity (i.e. Story Point velocity). However, the lessons from this article can easily be applied to the... [More]
IBM is hosting the “Open Cloud Summit” on Sunday, March 3rd at the IBM Pulse Conference. Through a series of interactive discussions, the event will broaden the importance of supporting, adopting and participating in cloud related open standards and open source software. You will hear from leaders from The Open Stack Foundation, Cloud Standards Customer Council, OASIS as well as other leaders to discuss the direction standards are taking to increase interoperability and portability across the Cloud and how you can influence the standards. The... [More]
Are you looking for informative webcasts on the Scaled Agile Framework?
Check out the new SAFe webcast page !
Note: This page is also linked to from the SAFe landing page .
Agile/DevOps Solution Offering Manager
The DevOps movement is young and still emerging, especially among enterprises. Like any new movement or trend, it has attracted myths and fallacies. Some of these myths may have originated in companies or projects that tried and failed to adopt DevOps. What’s true in one situation, however, may not necessarily be true in others. To cut through the hype and understand more about the DevOps approach, please get your complimentary copy of DevOps for Dummies where we explore some common myths about DevOps....and the facts to set things... [More]
That which does not kill us makes us stronger - F. Nietzsche
As those of you who follow my blog know, last year I attended the Agile Team Coaching Class with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Hamman. The wealth of knowledge I gained in this class literally changed the course of my life. You may think that I am being a bit melodramatic,” but the truth of the matter is that this class, more than all the others I have taken, so intensified my desire not just to do Agile but to be Agile that I decided to devote myself totally to being and doing... [More]
The New Deal for Sof twar e De velo pmen t - Ha ve you signed it yet?
This panel discussion will explain the thinking behind the need for "A New Deal" and answer questions from the audience.
The panel and moderators are all original signatories and invite you to join them on Tuesday, September 17, at 12noon EDT.
Walker Royce, Chief Software Economist, IBM
Scott Ambler, Senior Consulting Partner, Scott Ambler + Associates ... [More]
Are you interested in how to leverage the power of the IBM DevOps platform to accelerate your SAFe adoption? Are you interested in how IBM supports SAFe?
If so, you are not going to want to miss these two webcasts.
Mark your calendars!
Date/Time : March 25, 2015, 4PM ET
Title : A SAFe Approach to DevOps
Abstract : An IBM DevOps approach supports the continuous delivery model through an open-standards-based tooling platform to help drive organizational efficiency and effectiveness. The Scaled... [More]
The Scaled Agile Framework for Lean Systems Engineering (SAFe LSE) is now public. SAFe LSE is an extension of SAFe , the market-leading framework for scaling lean and agile principles, that targets engineered products and systems. It's purpose is to provide values, principles, and practices to help build complex, software-intensive products and systems in a lean and agile manner.
SAFe LSE public site - http://safe-lse.com/
Press release - ... [More]
The use of agile techniques for executing software projects continues to grow. However, acceptance isn't universal yet. There are still organizations that haven't switched from their more traditional, waterfall approach and are reluctant to do so. This post will look at the situation from the perspective of an external consultant experienced in agile (me) and my observations working with organizations that haven't made the jump to agile yet.
There have been a number of surveys on barriers to agile adoption. One consistent... [More]