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I Must ASK (Agile Scaling Knowledge) – Has It Really Come to This?

“You can’t put being in love on a scale. Either you are or you aren’t.” ― Jenny Han, We’ll Always Have Summer Respectfully adapted… “You can’t put being agile on a scale.  Either you are or you aren’t.” The world exists as a set of patterns.  These patterns tend to repeat themselves in various contexts. …

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Book Review – Adopting and Sustaining the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

I’ve recently had the pleasure of working with 2 of the 3 authors (Si & Mark) and must say it has been a truly amazing experience. Agile (in the broad sense) has been a growing collection of knowledge, especially since 2001 when the Agile Manifesto was created. Prior to, and especially since then, a lot …

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Use Lean Six Sigma to Improve Your Real Estate Investing and Be More Efficient

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets about how to apply Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to your real estate business.  If you are not familiar with LSS (or even if you are), be sure to check it out and determine how the concepts can help your business. Use Lean Six Sigma to Improve Your Real …

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Book Review: Lean Software Development – An Agile Toolkit

I first read Lean Software Development: An Agile Toolkit by Mary and Tom Poppendieck several years ago when I was introduced to lean.  While attending a leadership training, the practitioner had us perform an activity involving building paper airplanes.  She split the class into 3 groups, each with 7 people.  She showed us how to build a …

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Simple Game to Demonstrate Agile Concepts: Test Small, Test Often (Jenga)

Description: The below game is a simple but powerful one that is used to show the benefit of tighter feedback loops that come from frameworks such as using agile. Thanks to Nanda Lankalapalli for introducing this game to me.  The original description can be found on his blog.  I first played this game when I took a …

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