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How can I apply the Law of Two Feet?

How can I apply the Law of Two Feet?

Have you ever been offended when someone has walked out of your talk, workshop or meeting? You’ve put in many hours of your own time and effort to arrange it, and in the case of a public speaking talk, you might have even suffered from a bit …

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Agile, Distilled: Fighting Process Debt

Agile, Distilled: Fighting Process Debt

It’s our tendency, as technical people working within a highly technical domain, to overcomplicate matters somewhat.

Take, for example, our software delivery processes.

When developing something solo, or with a team of two or three people, …

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How I use Personal Kanban

How I use Personal Kanban

I’m a fan of lists. I make lists for lots of things - groceries, housework, packing for a holiday, moving home and so on. It’s not really that much of a surprise that I’m a list-lover when you consider that a backlog is essentially …

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Something new: Agile with Edele

Something new: Agile with Edele

If you’ll direct your eyes upwards, to the URL bar above, you’ll notice that you’re now browsing agilewithedele.com instead of edelegormley.xyz.

This subtle, seemingly unimportant change is the prelude to a bunch of sweeping …

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Agile doesn't suck, your Execution does

Agile doesn't suck, your Execution does

I’ve met many people over the years who, once they learn I’m an Agile Coach, begin to tell me all of their bad experiences with Agile. Here’s a few (real) quotes from such conversations:

Agile? We tried daily stand-ups once, they …

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Back to Basics Standups

Back to Basics Standups

I’ve been present at literally thousands of stand-up ceremonies, from co-located to completely remote to somewhere in-between. I still remember the very first one I attended. I walked into the room and grabbed a seat, that’s the way …

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The Why Question

The Why Question

“Value” might be an overused word amongst us Agile folks, but it’s a very important one. It helps to keep us focussed on the goal of particular exercises or rituals. Over the years I’ve observed people going through the …

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Start of Year Retro

Start of Year Retro

The start of the year, ahhh, the perfect time to have a fresh start and forget all the pain of the year that went before. Or as I see it, the ideal time to run a retrospective to take the learnings from the past and use this to create goals for …

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Boardgame as a Retro

Boardgame as a Retro

When you play a game, you tend to come up with ways you can get a better score the next time you play, or how you might win. I never quite considered the correlation from board games to retrospectives until I witnessed it for myself.

Over lunch …

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