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Lean Startup in the Wild – Lessons From a Picky Customer

Lean Startup in the Wild Meet Scoo ( just one of her many names ). Scoo is approximately 3 years old, a lover of bags, owner of all things with string, hedonistic, energetic, a tyrant to her older siblings, and famous for her contrarian attitude. Scoo, I was to come to fully realize somewhat later, is
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“The Wastes are Water”, and Other Advice from the Older Agile Fish.

I am a frequent speaker at conferences. People ask me “why do you go through all of that hardship to prepare and present?” My answer is that every time I put myself out, I gain more insight from speaking to people that I know and meet.  So, for me, it’s worth it.  A couple of weeks
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BigVisible Company Wide Retreat – BVCON!

Each day, our coaches are focused on customer issues, helping to spot and solve the impediments and barriers to agile implementations. But once in a while, these same coaches stop what they are doing and recharge their collective batteries at BVCon. BVCon is the name for our company retreat, a time for team building where
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Agile Trick or Treat – Terrifying Tales From a Coach in the Crypt

‘Tis the season for ghost, goblins and cute children seeking treats. Halloween is the time to delight in all things creepy and crawly! An Agile Coach, however, sees scary things year round. These are a few of the scariest things and what can be done about them. Eeek! Zombie Product Owners Product Owner is a
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Breaking Gantt Webinar Follow-up Questions

If you missed our latest webinar, Breaking Gantt – Project Reporting in Agile Transition by Dave Prior check it out now. Following the presentation we received an overwhelming amount of questions, we were able to get to some of them before time ran out. The rest can be found below. Have more questions? Let us
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Demystifying the Language of Commitment

Making and keeping commitments is often a controversial topic within organizations. In my experience commitment-making is more challenging than it might seem on the surface and a lot of bad feelings and unfulfilled expectations arise because people lack some of the basic tools in the language of commitment. A commitment exists in language. “If you
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Why does Agile Obsess about Product Features being 100% Done?

High functioning agile teams are able to complete stories in an iteration. Newer teams struggle, with stories spilling over from iteration to iteration. Why does this matter? Well, focusing on things being done is an effective approach to risk management. When something is 100% done, you’ve eliminated some risk associated with the development of your
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Agile Enablement: Leadership Everywhere is Essential for an Agile Organization

Leadership is an essential ingredient for a high-performing, self-organizing agile team, but not necessarily in the way leadership is traditionally envisioned, with a designated individual providing the leadership. On agile teams, leadership is expected of all team members. This is a relatively new and potentially challenging idea to grasp, but once mastered can lead to
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Lean Startup Metrics and Analytics to Support Innovation and Learning in the Enterprise

At BigVisible we’ve been helping companies improve the way they work; HOW they produce technology products for well over a decade. We’ve seen amazing improvements in organizations’ ability to release quickly, accelerate time to market, improve quality, and engage in faster feedback cycles for better products and less waste. As your delivery capability becomes more