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    How to Improve the Five Whys Technique

    Five Whys is an iterative question-asking technique used for problem solving. The goal of the technique is to find the root... Read More

    6 Tips for New SAFe Program Consultants

    Congratulations, you’ve taken the Implementing SAFe class, passed the certification exam, and have become a SAFe Program... Read More

    User Story Hierarchy in Agile

    Lean-Agile methodologies are rich with specialized terminology. Some of the terms are intuitive and have fairly clear... Read More

    Defining Value in Agile

    In an Agile context, defining value isn’t necessarily about calculating return on investment or measuring profit margins.... Read More

    The Secrets of Effective Sprint Planning

    Do your Sprints appear to be successful but somehow the end result isn’t what you expected? The problem may be Sprint... Read More

    Value Stream Mapping

    Value Stream Mapping is one of the most essential — but least well understood — Lean management techniques. Whether you are... Read More

    Creating Your Own Definition of Done

    In a previous article, we talked about what is a Definition of Done (DoD) and common misunderstandings related to Acceptance... Read More

    Definition of Done vs Acceptance Criteria: A Deep Dive

    Nothing causes more confusion in Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Scrum Product Owner courses than the topic of the... Read More

    5 Reasons to Hire an Agile Coach

    In our articleHow to Pick the Right Agile Coach, we reviewed how to seek out and hire an Agile Coach. We also introduced why... Read More

    How to Incorporate Value into Agile Estimation

    This article builds on our ongoing series on estimation. Those previous articles have focused on techniques to estimate... Read More

    Agile Estimation Techniques

    After years of estimating things every kind of wrong way (e.g., time-based estimates), I’ve learned that there is one method... Read More

    Mythbusting SAFe Webinar

    The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), hailed by many as the best approach to achieving success with Lean-Agile at scale,... Read More

    What Skills Does Your Agile Coach Need?

    This is the third in the ongoing series of articles focused on using the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel to find, hire and... Read More

    Evaluating Candidates with the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel

    This analysis of the Agile Coaching Growth Wheel is the second article in an ongoing series that examines the Agile Coaching... Read More

    Choosing an Online Certified Scrum Master Class

    Since most training is done online these days, there seem to be limitless options in Online Certified Scrum Master classes.... Read More