eco-data, larry apke, agile doctor, product focus

“Are You Crazy?!” – Project vs Product Focus

When You Have A Project Focus Coach: If we take some time to learn and adopt excellent software development practices like BDD/TDD, CI and refactor some our code to remove some technical debt, we will be able to development higher … Read More →

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Technical Debt in the Real World

I came across a video the other day that compares the relative devastation caused by two similar earthquakes – a recent 6.0 magnitude earthquake in August 2014 in Northern California and a 6.1 magnitude one in that same month in … Read More →

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Story Points Revisited – Presentation

Story Points Revisited from Larry Apke If you missed it, here’s my newest presentation about story points that I gave to the Phoenix Scrum Users Group yesterday. Here is also a cool video of the meeting that Alan Dayley shot … Read More →

The True Value of the CSM

I was on a call with one of my Agile colleagues the other day and he mentioned that there are now over 300,000 Certified Scrum Masters. Should I be excited about this fact? While this is a great marketing achievement … Read More →

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Why You Are Agile Coaching at the Wrong Level

The way I go about choosing which blogs to write is a very simple process. During odd moments in the day, something someone says or does will trigger an idea. If I don’t capture the idea immediately, chances are that … Read More →

larry apke, agile doctor, agile, waterfall

Why Agile is Leadership & Waterfall is Management

As an agile coach who has had the wonderful opportunity to work with many diverse companies in many different fields, I can attest that one of the benefits of having a coach is having a wealth of experiences from which … Read More →