Training is expensive (Not)!

I’m often contacted by someone who says: We could really use your training (or consulting services). How can I lobby to have your brought in? Do you have any tips? The best way to explore whether I can help is to chat. Set up a call at on my scheduling page. Make it a conference call…Read More

Improvement Boards

The original version of this post had the tag #NoRetrospectives in the title, but I got tired of the flak and removed it. My intent was to be a bit provocative and to get people thinking about how we can do better than a biweekly retrospective. That is, This article is not advocating that we…

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#NoStandups

The traditional daily stand-up meeting as generally practiced ranges from merely ineffective to a colossal waste of time. It's a band-aid that's hiding ineffective communication. First, some history. The 15-minute "stand-up meeting" is de rigueur for many Agile shops. It's been a standard practice from very early. JJ Sutherland told me the "first standup happened…

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