Agile was “formalized” in 2001 by 17 individuals that came to the conclusion that traditional approaches (aka waterfall) to deliver software were failing and ineffective. They created the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (aka the Agile Manifesto). The Agile Manifesto This manifesto contained 4 values and 12 principles that helped to guide and shape our[…]
Throughout our lives, we go through stages of development, expansion, and learning. This occurs when we are babies to childhood, from childhood to adolescence, and from adolescence to adulthood. It continues as a natural and important part of growth and advancement for us as individuals. This becomes particularly important when trying to function together in[…]
Plenty of organizations are using Scrum (the most popular Agile framework) to boost productivity and achieve early results for their clients. However, many get stuck in the outer shell of Scrum without focusing or even experiencing the soft gooey core. Let’s look at three pieces of Scrum to get us started. Daily Scrum The shell[…]
Our current, and outdated, way of thinking about people is broken. Our societal systems assume much about each of us that is, frankly, wrong. These assumptions stem from a lack of understanding about the true reality of the inner core of human beings. One in particular is very troublesome – for some strange reason we are told[…]
Many of you already have read the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (aka the Agile Manifesto). However, are you using it daily or weekly with your team or organization? Consider this… You are a grade 5 teacher of 30 children. You have just been opened to the idea that each child is noble and has[…]
Agile is a key buzz word in the world at this time. We see it in advertisements, corporate value statements, and even on email signatures. But what is really happening with Agile? Are we focusing on the critical elements of Agile? Or have reduced Agile to a set of certifications and key phrases? Through working[…]
Through plenty of learning and much experience, I have found that there are fundamental elements needed for a great team space. Based on an article by Mishkin Berteig entitled: 8 Team Room Tips, I will grade an example team room. Light, Air & Nature: Well the example team room has large almost floor to ceiling windows on[…]
What is the heart of Agile?
Some think that it is tools, or maybe set practices, or maybe even the rules of how to do Agile. I think that it is something entirely different.
The heart of Agile is the Experiment – Learn loop. Here is a picture to help show what I mean… […]
I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach an Agile team in Ottawa at PatientWay (used to be known as Infonium). PatientWay focuses on created software solutions for the healthcare industry. Jay Lawrence, CEO and Founder of PatientWay, contacted us at Berteig Consulting to help them use OpenAgile to deliver value more[…]