Jesse Fewell

Innovation. Collaboration. Agility.

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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The magic secret to achieving your goals? Be willing to fail first.

Posted by on Dec 20, 2013

The magic secret to achieving your goals? Be willing to fail first.

This year I accomplished one of my dream goals to run a marathon. It was a climactic moment where I graduated into another class of achievers. Want to know my secret for how I did it? I failed the first time. And that failure directly led to my success. I had actually set the goal of running a marathon back in 2012. Near the middle of the year, I created a December 6th deadline by paying money...

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Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013

Washington Techies Hold Retrospective on Healthcare.gov

Last night, I attended the Washington DC Scrum User Group’s monthly meeting, where a group of 25 technology professionals talked about the Healthcare.gov crisis. There’s been a lot of debate in traditional media as to why the website project incurred so many issues. The group discovered four common themes… No One in Charge: The congressional hearings revealed the classic...

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Agile Project Management for Marathon Training

Posted by on Nov 15, 2013

Agile Project Management for Marathon Training

This weekend I will run my first marathon ever. It’s been a journey that’s taken over a year to get this far, and even then only with the use of agile project management techniques from an adaptive and empirical mindset. I’m sure it will take me a handful of posts to talk about all the techniques I used, but the first one I want to share with you is this: Deliver Early, Deliver Often....

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