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Video: How To Slay Technical Debt

In this video from the Scrum.org tapas series, Itero Group’s Todd Miller tells a story of how a former development team used visualization to bolster accountability and remove technical debt from an application. https://youtu.be/vLRH0HCXZek   As Vice President of Agile Innovation at Itero Group, Todd Miller leads our team in the delivery of Target Transformative […]

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Simplifying Scrum

  This is one of my favorite quotes of all time. Throughout life, I am constantly learning through trial and error. And I have found that the simple process often leads to the better product.  For Instance, my barbecue chicken recipe.  I love Summer and enjoy spending time with friends and family barbecuing.  I have […]

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Conquer These Cultural Barriers to Agile Transformation

When implementing a new framework, there are two factors an organization needs to make it successful: proper “know-how,” and openness to change. Without both companies will fail before they get off the ground. Gaining the “know-how” is fairly straight-forward. An organization brings in Agile experts to build internal competency from the executive level through to the […]

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Future Expectations of Software Development

In 2004, I entered the profession of software development. Working in a small information technology department for a large company; half of my day was spent coding small applications to support our functions, and the other half was piecing hardware together to keep servers running. We actually reported to the accounting department because they depended […]

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Common Sense: The Informal Scrum Value

When coaching for organizations, I am often met at the doors of the cathedral by exasperated management.  Frustrated for how Scrum is transformed to meet personal agendas and bias.  They have important questions such as, can management communicate release dates to the development team? The development team has instructed management that release dates are estimates […]

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