As top technology dog at Aspen Skiing Co. for the last 16 years, Paul Major has honed the art of keeping multiple balls in the air.
With responsibility for all IT initiatives that support the Colorado resort's four mountains and extensive portfolio of hotels, retail and rental shops, Major has gotten pretty good at helping his staff of 20 field and prioritize requests to keep the company's 3,400 employees happy from a tech standpoint.
The Soul of Scrum This article extends and refines the ideas presented in Dogma-free Scrum. Scrum was designed, and refined for small teams working in a co-located space, willing to innovate and able...
This post was prompted by a conversation @lanettecream and I had on Twitter where it was hard to convince people for the need to perform Test Driven Development (TDD). It's very easy to unknowingly allow technical debt to increase during the greenfield...
We just started an IT Transformation for a new client that is looking to fundamentally change the way they deliver IT services and application development. As part of the transformation we are helping the organization improve their portfolio planning and prioritization process to provide greater transparency, flexibility and control (yes control and agile does go together). Whenever we work with clients in this area, the first step we take is help them break down their old mental model of portfolio management and take a fresh perspective. To do this we introduce four thinking tools to help them wrap their heads around the new concepts. The goal of the four thinking tools is to help organizations look at planning and prioritization as an economic bargaining system.
Effective project management governance is becoming an important topic at all levels of many organizations. Project governance focuses on making sure the whole of an organization's project management system is effectively supporting its strategy.
l'AgileAssistant a pour vocation d'aider les équipes à évaluer leur niveau d'agilité.
Il doit permettre :
- d'identifier les éléments à améliorer - de faire prendre conscience, « factualiser » les efforts de l'équipe et leurs fruits pour : - chaque chose qui fonctionne bien (bravo de l'avoir maintenu) - tout ce qui a été amélioré (bravo de l'avoir réussi)
Product wall details: backlog section (2/4) This is the second post in my series on our product backlog wall. The first post was about the strategic section on the far left of the wall. This section...
When you’re working with a team for a long time, it is important to keep retrospectives sharp. They are just too valuable to let them change into a drag. The team should feel energized to start... (Clever !