Enterprise Agile Rollout at AOL


Experience Report Published on PMI Agile Community of Practice Newsletter February 2012: Enterprise Agile Rollout at AOL This report is a reflection of how AOL identified a need to change development methodologies and grow team creativity and ownership.  The company reinvested in agile training and support over the past twelve months with the goal of... Continue Reading →

Trade Your Wasted Efforts for Tactical Plans


Frequently I have blogs, articles or emails sitting in my box for weeks before I have time to read them but when I do, it was at the right time for me to read them.  One of those articles surfaced in my mailbox today and it was yet again, perfect timing.  The article was from... Continue Reading →

Managers Tranforming with Agile Teams


Here is a great article/blog that I believe speaks very well to the topics many companies need to spend time talking about to support the agile transformation… http://www.estherderby.com/2011/08/rethinking-managers-relationship-with-agile-teams.html

Changes that stick


Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip Heath My rating: 5 of 5 stars Great examples of change agents in different fields and how to apply them in your own View all my reviews

Scrum 1:2:2 (Month One:Week Two:Day Two)


This is my second day of the second week of my first month at my new job.  The differences between me and the other Scrum Master are really style at this point so it doesn't make sense for me to sit in on all of their meetings anymore.  I've been focusing on the Business and... Continue Reading →

Scrum 1:1:3 (Month One:Week One:Day Three)


Long day yesterday so I'm late with my blog so I'm catching up while I ride the train to our other office.  I observed Sprint Planning for each of the first two teams.  This is their fourth sprint so they are working quite well together.  There is open dialogue about stories and their purpose, detailed tasking... Continue Reading →

Scrum 1:1:2 (Month One:Week One:Day Two)


Today I spent my time in meetings.  I should just end right there because we all know that when you do that, you're not getting any actual work done.  It's the type of day that ends with you wondering where all your time went and how fifty people even know you're email address!  I managed... Continue Reading →

Scrum 1:1:1 (Month One:Week One:Day One)


So it's the first day on the new team.  There are already two teams sprinting under the other Scrum Master.  I've worked with him before indirectly and he's got the right experience and talent so it's going to be a great partnership once my two teams are in flight.  He's not a push over, not... Continue Reading →

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