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The Keystone Habit: Thin Vertical Slices

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What's a keystone habit? A keystone habit is a practice that can make-or-break…Continue

should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Lloyd Jr Dec 10, 2012. 7 Replies

Recently at a client site, one of the burning questions was:Since our team is doing projects for multiple groups, some waterfall and some agile--should we have two processes? One agile and one…Continue

vote Dan Mezick for the Scrum Alliance Board

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Why you should vote for the Scrum Alliance board: Dan Mezick will make the SA stronger by encouraging discussions on ethics and promoting service over profit. Read more about him at…Continue

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Too busy fighting bugs and doing rush jobs? For less than the cost of getting your team certified, contact us to coach your team to more effective, higher quality software!  If you'd like to combine coaching and training, we can do that too!

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Dennis Lloyd Jr replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"I would respond by asking the client, to "tell me more about that". From what little information we have, it sounds like the client ("our team") is providing some code or service to multiple groups and those groups use different…"
Dec 10, 2012
D. André Dhondt updated an event

Agile Café--Scaled Agile Transformation Patterns (Vendor Event) at Radnor Hotel, 591 East Lancaster Avenue

November 8, 2012 from 8:30am to 12pm
Thurs Dec 6th Philadelphia Agile Café   9am-noonAt the Radnor Hotel, 591 East Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids, PA Join Rally, Anexinet and your Agile peers for a complimentary breakfast to hear successful Agile transformation experiences from local companies.  Using Agile practices speeds time-to-market, lowers risk and increases visibility.At this event you'll learn how to corral your Agile efforts into transformational success.Hear real-life implementation stories from leaders at local companies…See More
Nov 14, 2012
Alan Horton replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"I agree there are certainly many many flavors of agile methodologies to choose from: scrum, unified, extreme, evolutionary, spiral, etc.  I'm sure there are equally as many flavors of waterfall, but I'm not nearly as familiar with…"
Nov 12, 2012
Alan Horton replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"Agree you could definitely use a lot of the same tools techniques for an implementation.  For instance you could have a backlog of stories that are very well defined and already estimated, and run these in Sprints until they are…"
Nov 12, 2012
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The Keystone Habit: Thin Vertical Slices

What's a keystone habit? A keystone habit is a practice that can make-or-break an organizational change. In a real archway, pictured right, if you forget to add a keystone, or if you remove the keystone, everything else comes toppling down. Culture hackers learn to recognize keystone…See More
Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 4, 2012
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CULTUREcon Recap

Have you blogged about #CULTUREcon?  Reply in the comments with a link!  More chronicles at André's blog and at FreeStandingAgility .…See More
Sep 26, 2012
Martin Le Brun replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"There seems to be an assumption here that there are only two choices: (1) Agile, and (2) Waterfall.  In my experience there are many more, and most fall in between."
Sep 10, 2012
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Agile Culture in the Workplace Conference - AgilePhilly ($) at ACE Conference Center, Lafayette Hill, PA

September 12, 2012 from 8:30am to 7pm
Boost productivity, market/product fit, creativity and quality all while increasing employee morale. If you believe that organizational culture is the key to management, this is the conference for you! At this event, executives, directors, and managers will all find tips & tricks to improve corporate culture, starting day one!TIMETRACK ATRACK BTRACK C8:30AM-- -- -- -- -- -- Keynote, Harrison Owen -- -- -- -- -- --9:00AMDoug KirkpatrickJeff FriedmanKathryn Alexander9:30AMDaniel MezickTracey…See More
Aug 30, 2012
Carl Pflanzer commented on D. André Dhondt's event Agile Culture in the Workplace Conference - AgilePhilly ($)
"It looks right now like I could volunteer to assist with this event. Keep me posted. Thanx."
Aug 18, 2012
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Aug 18, 2012
Don Hamp replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"Andre,  are the projects types very different?   Alan what percentage of work is "highly repeatable/known implementation"   Even with this couldn't you structure it with most of the elements of…"
Aug 9, 2012
Daniel James Gullo commented on D. André Dhondt's event Agile Culture Conference - Philly ($)
"I am really looking forward to this event!!  Culture is one of the key ingredients that most organizations over-look when setting out to adopt Agile practices.  It's important to see the bigger picture and understand that the…"
Aug 7, 2012
Alan Horton replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"I was thinking more about my reply last night and realized that I didn't explicitly answer the question. Yes I think is is okay and the correct thing for a single team to use both an agile and a waterfall methodology, provided they are using…"
Aug 3, 2012
Alan Horton replied to D. André Dhondt's discussion should my team run some projects Agile and some Waterfall?
"My belief is that:   * Agile should be used for creative development * Waterfall should be used for highly repeatable/known implementation   For example I would strongly recommend an Agile methodology like Scrum be used for creation of a…"
Aug 2, 2012

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CULTUREcon Recap

Posted on September 26, 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments

Have you blogged about #CULTUREcon?  Reply in the comments with a link!  More chronicles at André's blog and at FreeStandingAgility .…

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Nominations for Philly ETE's Project of the Year

Posted on February 8, 2012 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

Chariot Solutions and Technically Philly are sponsoring the first annual Philly ETE Project of the Year Award.
We want to spotlight great software made in the Philadelphia region! We're looking for the coolest, most innovative software developed in 2011 in the Philadelphia region. We want to celebrate the art of software development and how it makes a difference in how organizations can thrive and grow.
The award will be given out in the afternoon of the first day on…
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There are lots of ways to get plugged in to Agile Philly. We run a LinkedIn group, an e-mail announcements and discussion group, and this web site.

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At 3:45pm on March 11, 2011, Bhavin Parikh said…

Thanks Andre. I will talk with you more about that on Monday.

 
 
 

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