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  2. […] Why Size? Written by: Thomas M. Cagley Jr. […]


  3. […] 365 Day Picture and Process Improvement Project: Day 1 – Uncertainty Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  4. […] Agile and Risk Management, Part 1 Written by: Tom Cagley […]


  5. […] Daily Process Thoughts: Coach or Manager? May 20, 2013 Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  6. […] Cognitive Bias, Daily Process Thoughts, July, 8 2013 Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  7. […] Biases and Behaviors, Daily Process Thoughts, July 10, 2013 Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  8. […] Agile Testing: Flow of Testing, Daily Process Thoughts, July 30, 2013 Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  9. […] Distributed Agile: Communication, Daily Process Thoughts Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  10. […] Attributes of Weak and Strong Leaders, Daily Process Thoughts Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  11. […] Scrumban: Postmodern Agile? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  12. […] Systems and Systems Thinking Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  13. […] Agile User Acceptance Testing: What, Who and Why… Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  14. […] Scrum Master: Facilitator or Enabler? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  15. […] Adding #NoEstimates to the Framework Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  16. […] Building A Backlog: Notes On Observing For Gathering Requirements Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  17. […] Communities of Practice Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  18. […] Making Tangible The Intangible Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  19. […] Agile Risk Management: Dealing With Complexity Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  20. […] Agile Risk Management: The Need Still Exists Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  21. […] Agile Risk Management: A Lean Process Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  22. […] Agile Metrics: A Simple Framework Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  23. […] Training Strategies for Transformations and Change Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  24. […] Training Strategies for Transformations and Change: Active Learning Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  25. […] Training Strategies for Transformations and Change: Experiential Learning Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  26. […] DevOps Primer: Three Major Goals Written by: Thomas M. Cagley Jr. […]


  27. […] Budgeting, Estimation, Planning, #NoEstimates and the Agile Planning Onion Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  28. […] What are Cognitive Biases? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


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  30. […] The Definition of Done: Simplicity and Complexity Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  31. […] You Are Not Agile . . . If You Do Waterfall Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  32. […] Scaled Product Owners: Nuances in Application Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  33. […] The Role of Stories In Presentations, or The Two Reasons to Use Stories As A Presentation Tool Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  34. […] Storytelling A Tool For More Than Just Presentations Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  35. […] Beginning Agile : Types of Listening Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  36. […] Metrics: Four Types of Productivity Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  37. […] 3 Requirements For Using Storytelling To Generate The Big Picture Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  38. […] Beginning Agile Efforts: 4 Critical Factors For Team Dynamics Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  39. […] Two Teams or Not: Courage and Flexibility Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  40. […] Five Different Management Styles Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  41. […] Agile Risk Management: Recognizing Risks Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  42. […] Systems Thinking: Habits Of A Systems Thinker Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  43. […] Systems Thinking: The Pros to Offset the Cons Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  44. […] Product Owners Role in Team Culture Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  45. […] Mastering Software Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniquesの著者であるThomas Cagley氏は昨年,チーム構成の安定化によるトップダウン的干渉が存在する場合に,アジャイルシナリオに起こり得るチームの問題について記事を書いた。その中で氏は,アジャイルは“チームが安定していて,スプリントあるいはイテレーション中はメンバシップや注目点は変化しない”という基本的前提の上に構築されている,と指摘する。その上で氏は,チームメンバ間の関係の重要性を説くと同時に,チームが変更されればチーム内の人間関係も変わることを指摘して,次のように述べている。 […]


  46. […] Three Requirements for Effective Incremental Change Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  47. […] Story Telling Techniques: The Premortem Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  48. […] Asking Questions: A Coach’s Super Power or Kryptonite Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  49. […] Iteration Planning Meeting: Simple Checklist Written by: Tom Cagley […]


  50. […] Leadership: A Cycle to Deliver Transformation Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  51. […] Resistance to Change Is Inevitable Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  52. […] Value: My Value or Your Value Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  53. […] Consensus Decision-Making Written by: Tom Cagley […]


  54. […] Prerequisites and Attributes for Consensus Decision-Making Written by: Tom Cagley […]


  55. […] Coaching versus Mentoring Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  56. […] Attributes of a Good Mentor Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  57. […] A Mentor or Coach: Which Do You Need? A Checklist Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  58. […] Does Agile Deliver Value? You Can Prove it! Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  59. […] Agile Where Agile Fears to Tread: Maintenance Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  60. […] A3 Method: Simple And Powerful Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  61. […] Why the 5 Whys? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  62. […] The Definition of Done: Simplicity and Complexity Revisited Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  63. […] Thoughts on Kaizen Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  64. […] Observations on the Definition of Micromanagement Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  65. […] Four Syndromes Leading to Micromanagement Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  66. […] Are You A Micromanager? (I Won’t Tell) Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  67. […] Micromanagement: Break The Cycle! Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  68. […] Trust, the Backbone of Coaching Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  69. […] Coaching: Trust Is Not Binary Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  70. […] Coaching: Trust Isn’t All A Bed of Roses Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  71. […] Coaching: Trust and Innovation Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  72. […] Agile Metrics: Answering How Long Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  73. […] Agile Metrics: An Interlude Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  74. […] Coaching: Six Modes of Operation Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  75. […] Coaching: Two Categories For Managing Risk In Coaching Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  76. […] Coaching and Learning Opportunities Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  77. […] Coaching: Which Course of Action? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  78. […] 6 Step Framework for Consensus Decision Making Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  79. […] Frequently Asked Questions: The Sprint Is Over, What Do I Do With Incomplete Stories? Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  80. […] Monte Carlo Analysis – A Brief Rationale For Use In Agile Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  81. […] Monte Carlo: The Assumptions Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  82. […] Reciprocity and Reciprocal Agreements In Action Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  83. […] Five Reciprocal Agreements In Agile Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  84. […] Reciprocity or Manipulation? Seven Simple Questions Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  85. […] Negative and Unhealthy Reciprocity Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  86. […] Quality Tool Job Aid: Fishbone Diagrams Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  87. […] Quality Tool Job Aid: Pareto Chart Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  88. […] Types of Centers of Excellence Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  89. […] Centers of Functional Excellence: Good and Bad Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  90. […] Attributes of a Toxic Environment Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  91. […] User Stories and Legacy Code Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  92. […] Story Points: Why Did We Get To This Point Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  93. […] Story Points – A Behavioral Fix Written by: Thomas Cagley […]


  94. […] Three Practical Alternatives to Story Points Written by: Thomas Cagley […]

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