Now SAFe Certified

I started a new job recently at a marketing data analytics and incentives company as a Technical Project Manager. In this role, I am designing and implementing new processes for cross-functional teams for solutioning, development, delivery, and release. Last weekend I attended a course on Leading Scaled Agile Frameworks for Enterprises (SAFe) and subsequently wrote […]

Scope Creep: The Agile Edition

I previously posted about Scope Creep outside the Agile Framework, so this post is dealing with how you deal with scope creep inside the agile framework. First, I should define what we’re considering scope creep for the purposes of this post which is building features, functions and stories outside the objective of the project defined […]

Scope Management

This blog post covers it as it occurs outside of agile development. Managing scope creep inside the Agile Framework will be a matter of a future blog post.     Scope Creep happens. It’s a reality. The PMI calls it “progressive elaboration” as it recognizes that the stakeholder developing the vision for the product (usually […]

Agile Formation

I’ve been looking at moving my team at Telax to an Agile Methodology. We are taking small steps an introducing it slowly. First step was getting the Product Manager to write User Stories instead of a PRD, which would enable a velocity in the generation of Product Requirements (which were a current stop gap). Next, […]

The Power of Mentors

Back in 2005 before I left to do my MBA, my father gave me some unsolicited advice. He suggested I go and find a mentor. Now- while I respected and loved my father, he was a smart guy, and a talented physician, but he wasn’t a business man and didn’t have great instincts in that […]