Agile 2012 Retrospective

This year’s major Agile conference was held at the Gaylord Texan spa and resort in Dallas Texas. The venue was a large resort completely enclosed in a beautiful atrium dome. The internal motif of classic Texas  Alamo style architecture adorned the various restaurant/bars and gift shops. Hats off to the Agile Alliance for choosing to…

Design Studio at Agile 2012

Will Evans held a very informative session on Design Studio at Agile 2012. If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of Design Studio, its a highly collaborative and rapid process of designing solutions around a problem domain. The teams were given a design challenge and a persona to work against. The first challenge is to identify…

Agile Self-Assessments

We often use a “life wheel” in personal coaching to help clients form a visual self-assessment of key facets in their life.  By scoring areas in their life such as Finance, Friends, Family, Career, Health and Well-being and Personal Growth on a scale from 1-10 (1 representing unfulfilled and 10 fulfilled) and plotting the results…

Interesting Agile Statistics

AGILE DEVELOPMENT INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY BY 25-40% “Done right, Agile results in higher productivity, fewer defects, and less waste (25-40% improvement)- according to SLIM industry data from QSM Associates. But metrics also show what happens when it’s NOT done right – and that’s good, because that’s where continuous improvement lies.” — Michael Mah, Managing Partner (& Agile Metrics…