How to Use Agile to Build Data Warehouses

This article will make the case for using Agile to build Data Warehouses. There are many who say that creating an enterprise-level database or data warehouse requires BDUF. They will argue that it is necessary to have the logical E-R design locked down prior to development. Otherwise, a Winchester Mansion-like mess will result. However, it […]
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Just-in-Time Scaling Agile

Scaling Agile is a hot topic. Adverts for courses on SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) and LeSS (Large Scale Scrum) seem to be everywhere. Then there is DAD (Disciplined Agile Development – from IBM) and Enterprise Scrum and a few more approaches just emerging. The first advanced certifications announced by ScrumAlliance are concerned with scaling Scrum. […]
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Why Ranting That “Scrum is Terrible” is a Straw Man Argument

My good friend and colleague at Learning Tree, Doug Rehnstrom, sent me a link last month to a blog post by Michael O. Church entitled “Why ‘Agile’ and especially Scrum are Terrible”. My first reaction to it was that it was an entertaining if misguided rant, but in retrospect Michael says some important things. He […]
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Free Webinar – Solve your Agile Implementation Challenges

What are the most common barriers to large-scale Agile adoption and how can you overcome them? How can you choose the right metrics to measure in Agile?  Join us on May 21, 2015 at 10:00a.m. EDT for this free 1-hour Agile webinar to find the answers to these questions and more. This interactive event will be led […]
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Using Scrum? Get Certified!

It is always amusing for a speaker of UK English to hear an American professional declare that they are certified. To be certified in the UK means that a Doctor or a social worker has committed you to a centre for the treatment for mental illness. The Oxford English Dictionary term for professional qualifications is […]
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