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Getting Agile Training: When Are You Ready? – (September 26, 2013)
The decision to get agile training is a question that’s part of a bigger one: Whether one is ready to adopt agile practices and principles wholeheartedly. When are you ready? There are four fundamental questions you have to ask yourself before embarking on an agile training program.

What You Should Know About Kanban (Part 3) – (May 15, 2013)
If Kanban works well on specific software projects, can it be scaled to facilitate Lean throughout an organization? Here we look at how Kanban can be thought of as a general purpose change management approach for your organization.

Agile Governance: A Rock and a Hard Place? – (April 11, 2013)
Combining agile and governance seems, at first glance, to imply boxing people in from each perspective and forcing them to chose an option that is neither fully agreeable to each. But this combination is in the best interest of both camps; learn some practical approaches to make it work.

What You Should Know About Kanban (Part 2) – (March 14, 2013)
We’ve already traced the genealogy of Kanban. It’s now time to start looking at the evolution of Kanban from its manufacturing roots in the automobile industry to its current widespread use in software development. This will ultimately allow us to see where practices and tools like Lean and Kanban go to the “beyond”.

What You Should Know About Kanban (Part 1) – (February 28, 2013)
Kanban has been synonymous with Lean since its origins were from that movement, but we have also witnessed a spawn of new iterations. These are all testaments to its growing popularity and influence. This article will be the first in a multi-part series that will cover Kanban in terms of its origins and genealogy, current use in the software development and project management industry and the possible future trends of this very interesting workflow visualization tool.

Hacking Scrum for Personal Productivity – (January 16, 2013)
Aren’t resolutions just mini-projects you want to accomplish? What better way to do that than by leveraging Agile! The Scrum framework is best suited for this. Let’s look at how to hack Scrum for personal productivity…