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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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 7

Posted:January 18, 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 seventh 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 7: Engage Stakeholders & Supporters

Once you have executive buy-in, you’re now ready to engage your supporters. It’s imperative to get the right people on-board early on. The Agile Champion...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 6

Posted:January 2, 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 sixth 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 6: Gain Executive Buy-In

Executives have motivations and you must work to understand their nuanced agendas and how they are measured while getting them to agree on a specific course of action....

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