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4 Agile Don'ts by Ko Ito

4 Big Agile Don’ts Learned from TPS

By Ko Ito, PMP, PMI-ACP, DASSM     1. Don’t Be Agile   While Agile methods can trace significant influences back to Lean Manufacturing, which was inspired by the Toyota Production System (TPS), Taiichi Ohno, the father of TPS, says, “Don’t be agile,” in his book, “Toyota Production System: Beyond Large-Scale Production”. Many people believe …

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Why Use PRINCE2® Project Management for Managing Multiple Scrum Teams?

By Peter Krischel I hear people often talk about Scrum projects, but what does Scrum have to do with project management? In this article, I want to explain the relationship between product management and project management, why I think PRINCE2® is the best project management platform to use when you are dealing with managing multiple …

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Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

Agile. Creativity. Innovation.

By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. The last two decades have seen the emergence of a number of software development methods in response to the inefficiency of software development methods in rapidly changing environments (Highsmith, 2004). The most popular and pioneer methods, as highlighted by Conboy et al. (2009), include eXtreme Programming (XP) (Beck and Fowler, 2001) …

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Agile Conference - Event Wrap Up

Event Wrap Up: “IIL’s Agile & Scrum Online Conference Connects Thousands of Agilists Around the World”

Written by Sander Boeije Looking Back at Agile & Scrum 2022 June 2nd, 2022 marked the live day of IIL’s Agile & Scrum Online conference with thousands of registrants one of the biggest online gatherings of agilists in the world. This year’s theme was ‘Making It Work for You’, referring to the idea that every …

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Today’s Top 10 Agile Quotes and Ideas

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.  The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist “Agility means that you are faster than your competition.  Agile time frames are measured in weeks and months, not years.” ~Michael Hugos, Agile systems architect “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” ~Stephen …

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Three Principles for Management in an Agile World

Written by Nathalie Brochstein  Today, the role of the manager is being replaced by that of the agile leader… I started my career as a passionate software developer, then I was promoted to manager of Engineering. Looking back honestly at the reasons I was chosen by upper management, I imagine them to be comprised of …

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