Dylan Smith

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I’ve been an Agile Coach at a lot of different clients over the years, and I want to share an approach I use to help them adopt and mature over time. It’s important to realize that “Agile” is not a black/white yes/no thing. Teams can be varying degrees of agile. I think of this as their agile maturity level. When I coach teams I want them to start out being a little agile, and get more agile as they mature. The approach I teach them is to use the definition of done as a technique to continuously ......

I’ve been meaning to blog about a great experience I had earlier in the year at Prairie Dev Con Calgary. Myself and Steve Rogalsky did a session that we called “Agilist, Heal Thyself!”. We used a format that was new to me, but that Steve had seen used at another conference. What we did was start by asking the audience to give us a list of challenges they had had when adopting agile. We wrote them all down, then had everybody vote on the most interesting ones. Then we split into two groups, and each ......