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What Makes a Great Business Partner?

A colleague and I were talking about past projects.  When I mentioned one of my favorites, he was surprised–he thought people found the business partner on that project to be “difficult”.  Not me—she met all my criteria for a great business partner: They know their stuff. They provide you sufficient …

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How to start Agile coming from Waterfall

As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I have been coaching teams for the better part of the year now. The vast majority of these teams are trying out a type of agile methodology, coming from a waterfall SDLC. Below are a few pointers to help those out who are embarking …

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Agile vacation

“Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” – Winston Churchill This is one of the many awesome quotes by Winston Churchill, and one that is particularly useful to remember on software projects. Or family vacations. We just got back from a vacation, and we had our fair share of …

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