What is Agile?

Posted on January 3, 2022.

You can laud the idea and still be critical of the implementation. That is the true spirit of Agile. Here’s how I came around to this idea.

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OKRs at Scale

Posted on November 29, 2021.

Scaling OKRs can get messy quickly. Here's one quick trick to simplify OKRs at scale that also works for your scaled agile efforts.

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OKR Tracking Tool (free template)

Posted on November 8, 2021.

Here is a simple, free tool to track your objectives and key results. It's designed to help get your teams started with setting and tracking goals.

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When is Amazon done?

Posted on August 30, 2021.

Being done with digital work no longer makes sense. Here's why.

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Planting Season vs Harvest Season

Posted on August 23, 2021.

Businesses are cyclical. Thinking about when you're going to plant vs harvest ensures we've always got new ideas to try and grow.

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Output, Outcomes, Impact and KPIs

Posted on August 16, 2021.

There is a lot of confusion around the terms output, outcome, impact and KPI. Here is what each one means and how they relate to each other.

Inspect and adapt, with respect

Posted on August 2, 2021.

We all know go to the gemba tell us to go and see and we inspect and adapt. But there’s another part to it — showing respect to the people we seek to improve. Here’s why.