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Recently, one of the teams that I began to work with was struggling to deliver a working product in a consistent manner. The Scrum Master had consulted me on a number of occasions in effort to resolve this issue that had been going on for months. According to the Scrum…

Applications are no longer simple two-tier architectures. Back then, application monitoring was easy compared with today. But as the shift to the cloud happened, applications became more efficient and effective. Application architectures now include many tiers across multiple locations and sometimes in multiple clouds.

Monitoring applications with this level of…

Have you ever been asked one of the following questions?

  1. What’s the value of adopting Agile?
  2. What’s the ROI for Agile?
  3. Why should we bother with Agile if it can’t save us money?

How do you typically respond to these tough questions? …

PWC estimates that about 28% of agile projects are more successful than traditional ones. Agile budgeting could be the difference for your organization to stay ahead of the competition or even lose relevance in the ever-changing modern business world.

The change to a flexible budgeting method allows an organization to…

As more organizations move from on-prem to cloud infrastructure, IT teams are finding that traditional monitoring solutions just aren’t getting the job done. Many monitoring vendors have moved beyond monitoring to observability. Sadly, some are doing nothing more than putting a good spin on the same old monitoring solution.

The…

In November 2020, the creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, announced the release of the updated Scrum Guide which was the first update since 2017. I don’t know how everyone feels about this update, but personally, I felt that this refreshed version was long overdue, and I definitely…

Efficiency is key to a good DevOps strategy, and GitLab was designed with efficiency in mind. GitLab is an open source project that was created to bring the entire DevOps software development life cycle into a single, unified platform. Without a tool like GitLab, your team will need to spread…

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from a variety of sources within your organization. This should be expected, since we as human beings generally don’t like change, because change disrupts equilibrium and introduces risk to our sense of security and safety…

Recently I taught a class on project management, using PMI-endorsed material provided by a well-known leadership training brand. Last fall, I co-led a presentation with a project manager on the topic of managing the PM/BA relationship. Perhaps we should have titled it, “why can’t project managers and business analysts get…

Recently, I was having a conversation with a prospective client who is exploring the possibility of implementing Agile practices for his organization. He asked an interesting question that I have encountered on a number of occasions in the past. However, this time, the question struck me in an unexpected way…

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