Lean & Agile

March 24, 2017
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hand in hand

Lean : Kanban Trumps the Bad and the Ugly

A long while ago, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) pushed its limited and ill informed conception of Lean by focussing on waste elimination. It defined...

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Lean & Agile

April 28, 2015
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pills capsules

How do I choose between Scrum and Kanban?

I get this question a lot. And I ask back “What business problems are you trying to solve?” Each method has great potential when applied...

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CC Pace

May 13, 2019
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The Who, What, When and Where of CC Pace

Living in the digital age, it is not difficult to be familiar with a company’s name, reputation or logo – but do you really know...

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Careers

July 18, 2018
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Agile Coaches Wanted!

We have an exciting position for an experienced Agile Coach that provides an opportunity for you to grow both personally and professionally.  This position offers the...

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Technology

October 30, 2017
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Agile – What is holding us back?

Thoughts on Agile DC 2017 In early February of 2001, a small group of software developers published the Agile Manifesto. Its principles are now familiar...

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Lean & Agile

July 24, 2017
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Business Stories

Why user stories don’t always make sense: I am doing a lot of work with business units adopting Scrum or Kanban. As I explain to...

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Lean & Agile

February 2, 2017
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mirror car

Retrospectives: Essential for Any Team Doing Any Kind of Work

No matter what kind of work we do, we look for feedback from our customers, our co-workers and our peers. Why do we do that?...

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Technology

January 23, 2017
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agile board

Agile and the Art of Sailboat Maintenance

“Once I started looking around behind the port frames, I figured I could just….” And so began a summer of endless sailboat projects and no...

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Careers

September 29, 2016
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Job Hunter

CC Pace is Seeking an Experienced Agile Coach!

CC Pace is seeking an experienced Agile Coach! This position offers the opportunity to work with a variety of clients, experience an array of Agile...

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Technology

May 25, 2016
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Piggy

What is “Team Energy” and Why Should Management Care?

In my personal experience working on various software development projects, the concept of team energy often appears to be either undervalued or benignly ignored by...

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Lean & Agile

May 19, 2016
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Agile sign

Why Choose Agile?

I’m just returning to work after Spring Break in Cancun. I’ve met some lovely people while enjoying the sunshine. As I chatted with those beside...

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Lean & Agile

April 20, 2016
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graphic

Retrospectives: Essential For Any Team and Doing Any Kind of Work

No matter what kind of work we do, we look for feedback from our customers, our co-workers and our peers. Why do we do that?...

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Lean & Agile

February 2, 2016
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Agile Development in Government Training Workshop VI: DevOps – Taking Agility in Government to a New Level

Although our headline says Workshop VI, this is actually our seventh engagement with Art Chantker’s Potomac Forum on Agile in Government.  I love being part...

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Lean & Agile

November 18, 2015
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rule

Scrumban – is it the Shu Ha Ri of Agile Journey?

Many times I have seen newly formed or new to Agile teams and organizations moving from Scrum and/or Kanban to eventually settling for Scrumban as...

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CC Pace

October 12, 2015
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CC Pace 35th Anniversary – Part III: What the Future Holds

We conclude our three-part 35th Anniversary blog series about our past, present and future by talking with Mike Gordon, President of CC Pace, on his...

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CC Pace

September 21, 2015
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CC Pace’s 35th Anniversary – Part II

Today, join us for an inside look at CC Pace present day as we continue our three part blog series about our past, present and...

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Lean & Agile

July 1, 2015
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tasks

We Can’t Break Physical Laws. We Can Break Ourselves Against Them. Part 2

In a previous blog I shared how unfinished tasks tend to constantly interrupt our thoughts, create anxiety and affect our productivity. Research has proven that...

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Lean & Agile

June 18, 2015
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stop and go light

Go, Go, Go, STOP!!

When an organization decides they want to “Go Agile”, they usually go through a multitude of changes before they get into a rhythm of the...

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Lean & Agile

June 2, 2015
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Scrum alliance

The US Scrum Gathering – 2015

Each year, the notable Scrum Alliance hosts a Scrum Gathering in an energetic city somewhere in the US.  This year, 2015, the Scrum Gathering was...

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Lean & Agile

May 29, 2015
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balancing

We Can’t Break Physical Laws. We Can Break Ourselves Against Them.

Do you often feel tensed thinking of tasks started and not completed?  Do you find interruptions frustrating and wish they go away so you can...

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Lean & Agile

May 7, 2015
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Potomac Forum

Agile in the Federal Government Workshop V – This Potomac Forum Has Something for Everyone

Art Chantker, President of Potomac Forum, LTD and CC Pace cordially invite you to our next exciting Agile in Government Workshop V, May 20 at...

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Lean & Agile

April 23, 2015
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wheel

Agile, It’s Not Just for Software!

When our yacht club saw membership dropping and was looking for a change, I called our Chairmen of the Board and suggested… a Kanban board....

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Lean & Agile

March 24, 2015
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coach word cloud

Agile Leaders as Coaches – The Key to Successful Agile Transformations

I spend a lot of my time coaching individuals, teams, and organizations interested in reaching higher levels of performance through the use of Agile methodologies...

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Lean & Agile

January 6, 2015
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Government Services

Agile in the Federal Government – Going, Going, Gone Beyond Scrum

About a year ago, I co-authored with Bruce Yang a whitepaper entitled “Agile in the Federal Government – Moving Beyond Scrum.”  In that whitepaper, we...

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