Why are you holding onto your daily standup? Is it a status meeting or a chance for your self-organizing team to ensure you're focusing on removing barriers to deliver quickly? The standup is a very costly period of time and it can be used for good or bad. Agile development focuses on delivering smaller increments [...]
I've been playtesting my two upcoming Agile2015 sessions and getting awesome feedback to help me make them even better. You'll be able to view the final results this August in Washington, DC!
Stop statusing and start standupping with the only two questions that have any business being asked in your daily standup. Take back your team's time and its sanity—and more importantly, put the standup to work helping you deliver! In 2013, I wrote that the traditional "three questions" in the daily standup are wrong, and contributing [...]
In The Beginning In the summer of 2006 I was working as a Development Manager for Corbis, a media licensing company owned by Bill Gates, with an uncanny ability to lose money. When Bill went from being the richest man in the world to being the second richest, I liked to say I played a part [...]
Don’t miss the $300 Early Bird savings through March 15th! If you haven’t already, now is the time to get registered for the ALM Forum 2015! Northwest Cadence is thrilled to be delivering a pre-conference workshop, Fundamentals of Lean Software Delivery, Monday May 18th and would love to see you there! Keith Pleas, the Executive [...]
The latest news from VSO & TFS shows what a great agile transformation can accomplish.
Northwest Cadence is a top-ranked finalist for Agile Consultant Services for Washington state. We’re excited to be back in Olympia helping software delivery teams get agile and Lean!
I was honored to speak at TechEd North America again this year on two topics: From Vanity to Value, Metrics that Matter: Improving Lean and Agile, Kanban and Scrum Hybrid ALM: Using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online Together As always, there was a great crowd at TechEd and I got lots of great [...]
Northwest Cadence is thrilled to share with you details around our recent work with Microsoft and the Microsoft Virtual Academy (MVA). We helped create and deliver live, all-day trainings highlighting topics such as Agile, Lean, Git, and Kanban. We loved working on these Jump Starts because they emphasize our passion: helping teams improve their processes [...]
Join Steven Borg on May 5-8 at the upcoming leadership conference: Modern Management Methods – Making Better Decisions in the Face of Complexity and Uncertainty. If you’re in a leadership role and are responsible for managing knowledge work activities, this conference is one that you don’t want to miss. The Modern Management Conference has extremely [...]