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Transformation Case Study Highlights

I was fortunate to act as  a catalyst for a transformation of a 100 person departments. Here is an early release of a presentation summarizing my learnings. Transformation Case Study Highlights from Michael Sahota   What I did (that made the difference) Uncover what’s really going on Share observations in a loving and caring way.

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Understanding and Working with Agile Culture (Slides)

Here is my current thinking on how I communicate and consult around Agile. For me, it’s all about understanding the desires and wishes of the organization I am working with and mapping that to an approach to Agile that fits their context. This will be presented at PMI-SOC PDD in Toronto.

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Secrets of Specification By Example

I was fortunate to attend Gojko Adzic’s Specification By Example training. Although I was familiar with the topic and the content of his book Specification By Example, I learn a lot. In this post, I will share insights around: How to build software right the first time.

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Top 10 Agile Gotcha’s

It turns out that most teams have similar types of problems that prevent them from getting the full benefits from Agile. In this presentation, I review the top 10 Agile gotcha’s I have discovered as an Agile Coach and how you can recover from them.

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Get Your Stories “Ready” to go Fast

I was at a client recently and one VP was convinced that Agile was “untrue” and there was no way it could possibly work. The problem was that he had never heard of backlog grooming or getting stories ready. Once he saw the infographic below, the penny finally dropped and he understood how this crazy thing called Scrum can possibly work with user stories.

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