User Story as Vertical Slice

When working with user stories, the phrase “vertical slice” comes up a lot, but a lot of Product Owners and especially developers have trouble understanding what it means and how to tackle it. And even if they understand the concept, the execution may end up being problematic. Here are some suggestions that I …

Management 3.0 Facilitation

Our Chief Kitten Herder, Bill DeVoe, has just been approved as a Management 3.0 Facilitator! Management 3.0 is a ground-breaking framework of tools …

The History of Waterfall

Whenever I teach classes, I almost always talk about the history of waterfall. It’s one of the least-understood elements of corporate process: …

Leading SAFe 4.0 Courses

We are proud to announce that we are now offering Leading SAFe 4.0 for our students and clients! This newest version of the …

Agile and Scrum Metrics

If you’re doing agile or Scrum (primarily), you’re probably using some metrics to see how your teams are doing. Are they performing? Are …