Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

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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Self-Organization Isn’t The Point

Posted by on Jan 10, 2014

Self-Organization Isn’t The Point

Fast Company’s article this week about Zappos.com has brought the debate over Self-Organization back into focus. But I’m thinking that the debate is sort of missing the whole point about what we’re trying to do with our workforce. Specifically, Zappos.com CEO Tony Hsieh’ s decision to remove all manager roles has elicited a very skeptical counter point from Alison Griswold at Business Insider....

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