Archive of Tag 'agile methods'


Agile methods – or frameworks – include scrum, kanban, LeSS, SAFe and a few more, all of which provide greater value to the organizations that adopt them correctly.

Corporate Culture Drives Agile Transformation

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 23, 2019 in Agile


What does it take for an organization to become “fully agile?” The short answer is desire: The desire to… Improve customer satisfaction Engage employees more fully Produce greater value for the organization…

Culture Drives Agile

What is DevOps and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on April 9, 2019 in Agile


Are there bits and pieces of your company that suffer from “Never been done before, and therefore not a viable option for us?” The operations best practice entitled DevOps may fall into…

What is DevOps? CartoonStock Artist Aaron Bacall

Scrum Master Personality Types for Maximum Benefit

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 27, 2019 in Agile


How does a company identify and hire an excellent scrum master (SM)? Finding the right kind of person assures an organization that it can exceed its average return-on-investment on “projects;” see Erin’s…

From CartoonStock by Artist Kate Taylor

Scrum Exceeds Expected Value Due to Frequent Feedback

Posted by Erin Quick-Laughlin on March 11, 2019 in Agile


In the world of product innovation, an agile framework provides much greater value than traditional development methodologies can offer. Jeff introduced this concept in Agile Provides the Greatest Value to Organizations. In…

CartoonStock. ''I'll take that one.'' by Todd Condron

Scrum, The Essential Agile Method for Software Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 13, 2019 in Agile


Agile software development is iterative and incremental in nature as I discussed previously in Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations. Its earliest manifestation is probably in work performed by IBM…

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Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2019 in Agile


This is an introduction to agile thinking as it is realized by organizations in the process of getting things done – specifically as it relates to information technology – and to serve…

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Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Technology


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

Business Lessons from Reality TV

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 30, 2011 in Business


Reality TV. The mere mention can produce a visceral, less-than-positive reaction: Shallow. Waste of time. Zero intellectual or entertainment value. Garbage. Indicative of all that’s wrong with America. Or is it?  If…

Business lessons from reality TV