Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

4 Painful Lessons From an Agile Entrepreneur

Posted by on Mar 29, 2015

4 Painful Lessons From an Agile Entrepreneur

Many of you know that a little over a year ago I launched out as in independent Agile entrepreneur, trainer, and coach. Well, there’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is that I suffered some pain and mistakes in this first year. The good news is that I was able navigate through those issues, but only when I took a moment to pause, and then practice what I preach about...

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Who’s Winning the Agile Certification Wars

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014

Who’s Winning the Agile Certification Wars

Here’s an infographic that shows the agile certification landscape as it stands today (August, 2014). There are three key observations emerge from the data: Download Infographic An Agile Practitioner’s First Certification Will Be From the Scrum Alliance Within the field of entry-level programs, it’s no surprise that the Certified ScrumMaster program from the Scrum Alliance is...

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New Scrum RACI for Roles & Responsibilities

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014

New Scrum RACI for Roles & Responsibilities

  Scrum is by far and away the most popular of all the agile methods in use today. A key feature of Scrum is the distribution of responsibilities across three roles: a business representative (Product Owner), a group of skilled professionals building a product (Development Team), and a facilitator who removes obstacles (ScrumMaster). These roles have become ubiquitous in Agile projects...

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5 Other Agile Manifestos You May Have Missed

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014

5 Other Agile Manifestos You May Have Missed

Many of you have heard the Agile movement was formalized by the creation and promotion of the Agile Manifesto, back in 2001.  However, the inevitable result of any successful movement is “embrace and extend”. A number of variants of the manifesto have popped up over the years to make a particular point. In spirit of this upcoming lucky 13th anniversary of the manifesto, here are five...

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Offshore Agile Isn’t the Problem. It’s the Solution.

Posted by on Jan 14, 2014

Offshore Agile Isn’t the Problem. It’s the Solution.

The honeymoon is over. Looking to deliver more while spending less, just about every large company has engaged in distributed offshore projects over the last several years. But organizations are discovering that outsourcing carries more pain than was promised. More projects are suffering from quality issues, language gaps and woefully unmet expectations. So what can we do? Here are some ways...

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