Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 11

Posted:August 22, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the eleventh in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 11: Select a Pilot Project

Simply put, the pilot project must be a project that is representative of, and similar to, other projects executed at your office. It cannot be a “one-off” or...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 10

Posted:July 22, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the tenth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 10: Train the Team in Agile Concepts & Practices

While you may have some team members with prior agile experience, you must regard your pilot team as being unfamiliar with agile. You must...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 9

Posted:June 9, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the ninth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 9: Socialize Generic Agile Concepts & Practices Prior to Full Rollout

The term “socialization” refers to the process of internalizing the norms and ideologies of a social group. This...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 8

Posted:May 24, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the eighth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 8: Logistical Ground Rules & Assembling a Diverse Team

Ideally and if possible, you'll want to find a physical meeting space where team members can be co-located all the time. The team...

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Leadership in Times of Crises

Posted:March 28, 2020 | Tags: Leadership, Chad Greenslade, COVID-19

By Chad Greenslade

I went to get my car inspected as part of renewing its yearly state registration. The lady at the car shop said to me, "You might want to wait, because with all this craziness and everything shut down, if they can't process your registration renewal in time, you're just going to have to get it inspected again!"

I thought about it for a quick second, taken aback, the only response I could think of was, “Yeah, but it’s a mail-in application.” I knew it wasn’t a very strong...

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