Anthony Mersino October 15, 2020 In 2012, I was given my first opportunity to coach some new agile teams for a client. I was paired with a more senior coach and I never thought twice about how much sense that made. I was coached and was able to use the senior coach as a sounding … Continue reading Two are Better Than One – The Benefits of Paired Agile Coaching
Here’s what to say (and what not to say) to your executive to identify the value of agile marketing and how to give your team the support it needs to succeed. Stacey Ackerman on October 14, 2020 While your marketing team may be all jazzed up about agile, your CMO may need a little more … Continue reading What your CMO needs to hear about agile marketing
Anthony Mersino October 6, 2020 I’ve been writing about Disciplined Agile (DA) since PMI bought them in 2019, including my recent post about the confusion around PMI Agile Certifications. It turns out that my earlier predictions about the marriage of PMI and DA were mostly correct! On September 1, PMI announced their new approach for … Continue reading Are You Interested in Disciplined Agile?
Implementing agile marketing in the planning process results in better internal communications and client relations. Rodric Bradford on September 16, 2020 With the agile method becoming of increased interest to marketing teams, especially at the enterprise level, many marketers are still wondering how they can implement agile into their strategic planning and marketing cycles. “Agile … Continue reading How to take an agile approach to strategic marketing planning
Look for way to highlight budget implications, effect on sales that agile workflows are driving. Rodric Bradford on September 9, 2020 While agile marketing is the norm for many marketing operations teams, the C-suite in most organizations is likely preoccupied with other concerns than trying to understand scrum versus kanban. So how do you break … Continue reading Getting the C-Suite to buy in on agile marketing
Anthony Mersino August 26, 2020 Agile approaches for estimating and forecasting are better than traditional approaches because they deliver better and more predictable results. Agile project forecasts are also easy to understand and easy to update because they are based on the team’s actual velocity. This is what I call a reality-based agile forecast. Traditional … Continue reading Creating Reality-Based Forecasts in Agile Projects
Anthony Mersino August 20, 2020 Hybrid Agile is a frequently used term that is so ambiguous that it creates confusion and misunderstanding. Two people using the term can have two completely different intentions. This post provides a framework for understanding what people usually mean and helps bring clarity to the term, related terms and the … Continue reading What is Hybrid Agile?
Anthony Mersino August 11, 2020 Most people have no idea how to motivate agile teams or create high performing teams. And even if you tell them, they don’t seem to remember or care. I’ve had more than a few conversations over the last few years that led me to this conclusion, and I have heard … Continue reading How Do You Motivate Agile Teams to Become High-Performing Teams?
Anthony Mersino August 5, 2020 One thing that is critical for a successful Agile Transformation is training at all levels, especially agile leader training. Unfortunately, many leaders don’t believe they need training, even though I insist that they do! The two main leader offerings are the CAL and the PAL. Sounds friendly enough, right? Scrum … Continue reading CAL vs. PAL – Which Agile Leader Training Should You Take?
Anthony Mersino July 29, 2020 Many people think of transformation as a linear process. Whether it is a digital or agile transformation, or even a personal transformation, we like to think of it as a straight line from where we are to our goal. As a coach, and a “change agent”, I’ve been overly enthusiastic … Continue reading The Messy Middle Ground of Agile Transformation