No More Fake Deadlines

Fake Deadlines are the biggest life sucking hole in the history of business. Fake Deadlines do not follow reason, they are illogical and capricious. Fake Deadlines waste the most valuable asset of a company: their people. Fake Deadlines are evil because they do not lead by inspiration, they lead by fear. Fake Deadlines cause stress,…

Beyond DevOps: Bringing Agile to the Enterprise. Why SAFe and Kanban are Leading the Way.

"Companies rarely die from moving too fast, and they frequently die from moving too slowly." Reed Hastings, Netflix In the last 3 years, Agile has leaped beyond Software Development & IT to find receptive ears in the offices of important CEOs and their management teams. This time unlike what happened in the early 2000s the…

Agility the Higher Way to Scale Agile

Agility is a higher concept than just Agile. One we should embrace more. When a business pursues #agility it opens wide avenues for improvement, not just through one framework or method, but an open-minded approach to get better, and never stop improving. Agility goes beyond technology, or Agile Transformations. It seeks three main goals: do…

The 12 Commandments of Done

The philosophy behind Agile, Lean and Kanban can go beyond business projects or products to actually inspire our life, our dreams, and personal projects. Guided by this fact, and also by the writings of Bre Pettis and Kio Stark, I give you the 12 Commandments of Done, hoping they can inspire you to conquer your mountains: Thou shall…

What is the Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe?

My SAFe Journey Before answering the question that is the main topic of this article, I would like to comment on my own personal journey to the Scaled Agile Framework or SAFe. As an Agile Coach, ScrumMaster and Kanban Ace Trainer I frequently run into the challenge organizations face to extend the benefits of agile…