Coaching News

  • Cutting an Agile Groove
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    View David Hussman's video series here: http://devjam.com/cutting-an-agile-groove/
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  • Product SAFeTY
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    If you are looking for ways to augment product thinking within SAFe implementations, the new Product SAFeTY blog from David Hussman explores ideas like product discovery and discovery cadences as ways to handle product and customer needs to cut across...
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  • Scaling Product Agility
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    David Hussman recently contributed to Techwell's Insights with the blog post Scaling Product Agility: More Product, Not More Process. We have also copied below for your reading pleasure. From the article: I was working with a group building a fast-growing...
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  • Dude's Law, Don Reinertsen and Walmart
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    From the fine coaching staff at Walmart comes an interesting blend of Dude's Law and Don Rienertsen's more well thought out ideas. I sat in on this session at Agile 2014, thoroughly enjoying the content and the presentation style and...
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  • From CI to CD – Sometimes It’s the Simple...
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    Helping teams as a coach is sometimes as simple as making them aware of practices and techniques they don’t know, often because they’re too busy getting work done to stay current with newer practices and techniques. At times, even simple things...
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  • Product Made All the Difference
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    I hesitated as my mouth hung open a bit. A senior leader in a development organization had just asked, “Why is product important?” Why product? We’d been discussing an evolution in thinking in our industry - the movement from being process-focused...
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  • How to Write Small, Valuable Stories
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    The Problem Chances are you’ve been there. You’re planning a sprint with your team and you know the stories are too big to be completed within the sprint. You propose a way of breaking the stories down, only to be...
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  • From CI to CD - What about architecture?
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    Product architecture is not a fixed thing but rather a spectrum of decisions.  Key aspects of your product are costly to change and you need to get them more right early on.  Having expensive decisions 'emerge' would be dangerous....
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  • Joel discussing testing and test automation in continuous delivery
    Dealing with Test Debt
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    The lack of test automation, in most products, can be a crippling debt in trying to do quicker product learning through continuous delivery.  This test gap makes delivery in small increments uncertain - when things fail unpredictably is it the code,...
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  • Keynote at PNSQC 2015
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    David Hussman recently gave a keynote called "How to Build the Wrong Thing Faster and Learn from It" as the PNSQC 2015 Conference in Portland. The talk addressed ideas and issues around helping companies embrace uncertainty and the importance...
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  • Story Maps are More Than “To Do” Lists –...
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    I’ve worked with many teams over the past few years helping them improve their product delivery. One of the tools I’ve helped teams learn to use is story mapping. When teams are first learning story mapping, it’s not unusual for...
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  • Gounding DevOps and Continuous Delivery
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    As we work with organizations looking to adopt a more continual ability to deliver software, some patterns start to emerge.  Once we start moving the thinking around DevOps and Continuous Delivery, the groups we work with are able to start...
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  • From Story Points to Continuous Learning
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    'Our 3-point stories are getting carried over because once we started building it, we found out it was much more difficult.  What should we do now?' We coaches hear this in a lot of different environments, especially with product teams...
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  • Learing in Customer Journeys
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    Many people think of DevJam as a place to go to get coaching and courses that produce real and lasting agility. While we are stoked that we are a trusted source, we are on a quest to share our product...
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  • DevJam Sponsored All Girls Robotics Team Wins for Innovation
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    Practical Philanthropy DevJam has always made intentional investments in philanthropic endeavors as part of PhiloJam, a silent but powerful core value / entity for the company. PhiloJam is why DevJam does pro-bono coaching at Twin Cities non-profit Caring Bridge and hosts...
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  • Marshalls, Mardi Gras and Regret-tro-spectives
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    If Hendrix Made a Fridge The DevJam lounge, known as the 46th Street Entry (after the 7th Street Entry at 1st Ave), got a new fridge this week. Unlike most boring fridges, it is a replica of a Marshall stack...
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  • Learning from Playing: Coaching Game Developers
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    The past few days I've been coaching at a game development studio. Of the many things that were inspiring, their fun and collaboratively informative stand ups deserve immediate praise. Imagine: a room of 30 people breezing through a stand up,...
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  • Adventures in Product Piracy
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    Click here to watch all the unedited video piracy Agile 2014 in Orlando was invaded by DevJam Product Pirates. Process mongers and project wonks were given a chance to learn more about product thinking and pragmatic design tools. We...
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  • How Often are You Wrong?
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      While we have made great strides in challenging late integration, lack of collaboration and the obvious need for automation, we still have a ways to go when it comes to ideation, and the dangerous amount of certainty we have...
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  • Dude’s Law, Gordon Pask and The Shoveler
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    In 2010, I was awarded The Gordon Pask Award. When asked why, the committee told me it was "so that I continued doing the work I was doing", or pragmatically coaching and teaching agility. Joe Rainsberger was kind enough to call me...
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