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Want Innovation? Create The Perception Of It

Want Innovation? Create The Perception Of It

Here’s The Context: My friend and mentor Luke Hohman, inventor of the Innovation Games technique, recently blogged the provocative idea that Agility is Making You Less Innovative. To summarize, he has observed that several Agile teams are busy plugging away at their short-term product backlogs and delivering software every few weeks, but are plagued by … Continue reading »

Jesse Fewell is Back in the USA

Jesse Fewell is Back in the USA

  The rumors are true: I have returned back to the US after a two year stint as Managing Director of RippleRock India. Now that my assignment is completed  (“build an India subsidiary”), I have been relocating myself and the family back to the States over the last few months. What was it like, you ask? … Continue reading »

Fun Acronyms for Agile Software Development

Fun Acronyms for Agile Software Development

Many of people are familiar with the acronym WYSIWYG = What you see is what you get. It’s a great pneumonic device that describes the expectations people have, versus the product they get. As it turns out, there are a few other great acronyms that describe human behavior patterns in the world of software. WILIWIK … Continue reading »

More Agile momentum in DOD

More Agile momentum in DOD

This week marked the latest annual Agile in Defense conference, in the outskirts of Washington DC. There were about 100 attendees, and strong support form the agile community. As with any conference, the real value was the conversations that happen between the talks, but the talks themselves are also worth mentioning… Warnings From the Past … Continue reading »

AgileExams.com Controversy Resolved…Sort Of

AgileExams.com Controversy Resolved…Sort Of

Well it turns out the “controversy” about AgileExams turned out to be the biggest of misunderstandings. The Testimonials Were Authentic: Several of AgileExams customers contacted me and revealed the root cause of this confusion is the fussiness of PMI.org’s online certification registry: The name on the testimonial may not be the same format as the … Continue reading »

AgileExams.com Embroiled In Controversy

AgileExams.com Embroiled In Controversy

Today, the Agile journalistic blog AgileScout.com posted a discovery that testimonials for the PMI-ACP exam prep service, AgileExams.com, may be engaging in some false advertising. Controversy 1: Several of the testimonials come from people NOT listed as PMI-ACP certificants. PMI offers a public registry on its website, which allows employers to verify whether someone has the PMI certification … Continue reading »

Yes, I Am Writing a PMI-ACP Exam Book

I’m excited to announce that I’m writing a book to help agile practitioners earn the new PMI-ACP agile certification. 4 years ago, I started by helping PMI launch the Agile Community of Practice. Then 2 years ago, I worked with some great experts on building the certification program. Now, this book is the next step … Continue reading »

Reflections After a Year of Agile Coaching in India

I started working in India full-time in August of 2010. As an American, I had a suitcase full of expectations and assumptions. After a year of working with Indian IT professionals side-by-side, it’s time for a few reflections and observations. Scrum in India is HOT. Some 18 Months ago, there was only one reliable vendor … Continue reading »

Pitfalls of Agile Project Management

People often ask me whether Agile PM is a good fit for their project. In general, I tell them that delivering more value to your sponsors, sooner, with higher quality is always a good thing. However, pursuing those goals is not devoid of risk. I warn people about three key pitfalls when choosing to “go … Continue reading »