Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 14

Posted:October 13, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the fourteenth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 14: Execute Sprint Zero (0)

As with any other project, you’ll want to ensure you have all materials procured, all contracts signed, environments built, tools selected, etc. While this is...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 13

Posted:October 4, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the thirteenth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 13: Build a Product Roadmap (containing Features, Themes, & Epics)

Immediately following the kick-off meeting, you’ll want to begin agile planning. Time spent on agile planning is...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 12

Posted:September 18, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the twelfth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 12: Hold a Kick-Off Meeting

Every project begins with a kick-off meeting. Agile projects are no different. It is a chance to pull every team member into a meeting and outline the project’s...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 11

Posted:August 22, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the eleventh in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 11: Select a Pilot Project

Simply put, the pilot project must be a project that is representative of, and similar to, other projects executed at your office. It cannot be a “one-off” or...

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Lessons Learned from Agile Transformations: Part 10

Posted:July 22, 2020 | Tags: Agile, Project Management, Scrum, Chad Greenslade, SDLC

By Chad Greenslade

I have often been asked about my lessons learned in delivering Agile transformations. Below is the tenth in a fifteen part series examining my lessons learned while instituting Agile concepts & practices. I hope that these lessons help you on your journey to Agile nirvana.

Lesson 10: Train the Team in Agile Concepts & Practices

While you may have some team members with prior agile experience, you must regard your pilot team as being unfamiliar with agile. You must...

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