Newsletter 20 Jan 2019

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The Future of Work in Nonprofits: How Design Thinking Can Increase Your Impact

Solving problems is a large part of what nonprofits do every day across the world. From poverty to hunger to curing fatal disease, nonprofits are professionals at finding solutions. In crafting solutions, many nonprofits could benefit from a design thinking approach. Read More

Finland’s Government Uses This Simple Design Method. Why You Should, Too

Whether your business is large or small, nascent or established, there are continually questions you need to answer in order to improve your offering. One quick and low-risk way to answer these questions is to run experiments. Designing small market-facing prototypes or tests can get you closer to solving a market need. This method is not restricted to small start-ups. Read More

DevOps Agile Skills Association (DASA) provides Core Skills Key For DevOps Success!

The eagerly awaited State of DevOps 2018 report is available. In this article, I want to share some of its findings, from people and their cultural perspectives and how these relate back to the DASA DevOps Competence Model Core Skill areas. Read More

Blending Scrum And Kanban To Create An End-To-End Agile Enterprise

Here is a quick 10 minute video presentation of how I blend concepts like Epics, Features, User Stories, Story Maps, Minimally Marketable Features, Scrum, Kanban, RUP, and even traditional SDLC to create a scalable agile enterprise portfolio framework.  Pretty simple illustration, but it covers all the fundamental ideas necessary to make this work.

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Sprint Planning for Agile Teams That Have Lots of Interruptions

Many teams have at least a moderate ability to plan and control their time. They’re able to say, “We will work on these things over the coming sprint,” and have a somewhat reasonable expectation of that being the case. Read More



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