Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Agile Manifesto: Principle #1 Given the IT backgrounds of the people who developed the Agile Manifesto, it’s no surprise that their first principle focuses on early, continuous delivery of value. At the time, IT programs were notorious for taking […]
The Agile Manifesto was published in 2001. Twenty years later, the web site, which still exists, looks like a relic of an earlier age. The simple web site design has not been updated, and the principles themselves have been frozen in time. For one thing, there were no women and no minorities among the seventeen white, […]
Rapid Learning Cycles is Agile for Knowledge Work. Many Agile experts would disagree with this statement. Rapid Learning Cycles has evolved far away from its roots in Scrum and dictates few of the tools that fall into the Agile toolkit. In fact, I’ve had clients — and prospective clients — tell me that they were […]
I’ll never forget the week of March 9, 2020. For us, that was the week that everything changed. In that week, we cancelled all of our face-to-face workshops for 2020. I also agreed to facilitate my own first virtual Kickoff Event. The workshops are central to our ability to build enough working knowledge about Rapid […]
Product development is inherently risky, and the most heavily-prized new product development – the product that will open up a new market or create a new category – is the most risky of all. In fact, only in the most mature markets can product developers operate with near-certainty that their products will succeed on the market. The chance of failure is a part of life as a product developer, and new product development requires people who have high tolerance for the unknown.