Tag Archives: process

4 Essentials of Agile Project Planning

June 24, 2012


Building a plan as a team

A real conversation I had two weeks ago: Executive: “What project management method do you use?  Please don’t tell me it’s Scrum.” Me: “Actually, we are Agile and use Scrum.” Executive: “Oh, no! I have seen so many Scrum projects go bad!” Other Executive: “Well, this is more of a hybrid project…” Me: “We could […]

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Taking An Agile Project To The Next Level

September 30, 2011


For the past three months, I have been working closely with one project to improve their production management processes. They were already working with a basic implementation of Agile project management with Scrum, but they reached a stage in the project where they needed to take what they were doing to the next level. The […]

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Understanding The Customer

July 20, 2011


This month I am working closely with one of our production teams to help fix some process issues.  I thought I would discuss my approach each week as a sort of diary on improving an Agile process.  Out of respect to the project team, I can’t give any context or details of the project itself.  […]

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Endlessly Curious › NetFlix’s Culture

March 15, 2011


I am busy preparing for a speaking and consulting engagement at the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey at Guadalajara, Mexico.  I am really excited about the opportunity, but it means I don’t have a lot of time for this week’s blog post. Two weeks ago, my friend Daniel Brown posted a SlideShare […]

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NPI: The Creativity Of The Funnel

February 20, 2011


Whether the product in development is a video game, software, hardware, a website, or even a book, the new product introduction (NPI) process goes through three major phases throughout the life of the project.  The first and most creative phase is the Funnel.  In my first post in this series,  I stressed that the product […]

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My Agile Journey…

February 14, 2011


This weekend marked the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Agile Manifesto. Part of 10 Years Agile was to reflect on the progress of Agile over the years and the conversations on Twitter have been fascinating.  I thought it was a good time to reflect on my own journey with Agile. I first heard […]

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