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Post-it Projects
Nashville, TN
Agile/Scrum enthusiast and change agent...
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Being Agile has its advantages… Once you’ve adapted a plan to implement agile, you immediately have an advantage over the competition. Leveraging the value of agile will improve your business delivery times, limit risk, and improve the ability to adapt to changes. Progress is measured incrementally by the production of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
SCRUM BOARD, For my newest project; Security remediation plan. Mostly a simple task list, but also some discovery involved as well. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
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Aug 9, 2010
I’ve noticed the biggest challenges of becoming agile are in the methods and manner of which a company decides to adapt agile methods for project management. First know, “agile is something you are, not something you do”. Once this can be distinguished, then becoming agile will be easier. A company... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Held daily 15- Minutes (no longer, otherwise it’s not a daily stand up) Not for problem solving (if there are issues that need to be addressed hold a separate meeting) Is not a status for the scrum master It’s commitments in front of peers Hold the daily scrum in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Scrum board close to DONE..... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
New with Scrum; start small!? One of the biggest mistakes I've seen companies make when implementing scrum for the first time, is going to big, too fast. While the concept of scrum is simple, it can often times be very difficult to implement in an environment that is formerly C&C.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Thank you for your insight, David. Servant leadership says it all. Reminds me of the old paradigm, "Get what you want, by helping others get what they want". While the same approach applies, and the thinking is the same, Servant Leadership implies that to be a great leader, you must serve those around you. As a servant leader you must be accountable and responsible for your helping your teams achieve success. A project plan cannot do that for you. It is something an APM, must do themselves...
It all started here........ Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
One of the more defining attributes of Agile is its transparency. While those in the world of agile/scrum view transparency as a tool to successfully identify potential issues early in the development cycle, for agile newbie’s it can be a daunting visualization of oops, we have a problem. For agile... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Are we over processing Agile? Is it me or have there been a myriad of discussions from individuals implying that maybe Agile requires more documentation, more structure!? Before going further, I will stipulate that the culture from business to business varies, but shouldn't the basics and fundamentals of Agile/Scrum remain... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
In the world of Agile, Scrum and Kanban are both extraordinary tools for spinning up, running and closing a project. Both methodologies are effective and adaptable. However, the art of combining the two is a method I've used with better than expected results. The following case, from Lithespeed explains the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
IT Project Risk Management; understanding its application. For fields that are not technology driven, and fields that have fairly predictable and repeatable proceses Risk Management applies. However information technology has time and again shown how in effective risk management can be While I think it is important to manage risk,... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Project leadership and Communication.... While there are many attributes that make someone a great project manager, I would say there are two attributes that top the charts for me. Leadership and Communication; You can balance the project budget like an accountant, write a project plan like a possessed fiend, and... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Are you Agile????? I've been in the field of information technology for almost 11 years as a project manager, and I can tell you without hesitation that my most successfully run projects have been when using Agile/Scrum methodologies. That said, I've also successfully completed projects, on time, on budget, and... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
Have project managers become too dependent on the project plan, processes and procedures to manage their projects? Are project managers losing their ability to manage/lead the project staff? Yes and Yes!! I have never thought of a project manager as someone who was great at leadership, but over the last... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2010 at Tony Askew's blog
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