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Joshua Render

Bachelor in Computer Information Systems;
Master of Science in Administration;
PMP, PMI-ACP; PAL I, PSM I, PSPO I, CKC, ITILV3, ICGB, AgilePM, AgilePgM

Agile

Face-2-Face Communication May Not Be Needed

“The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.” – Agile Manifesto; Beck, K. et al (2001). Face-to-face communication is typically described as communication without using some sort of technology to facilitate that communication. It is also how most […]

Leaderless Agile Teams

Are Agile Teams Leaderless?

There is a claim among people that Agile teams are leaderless. The claim can sound reasonable on the surface, with all the talk about self-organizing teams and a lack of defined roles… But it is wrong for several reasons: Self-organizing does not mean leaderless Agile is not a […]

Open Office Plan

Open Offices Suck

Background noises, a dozen conversations, and coworkers gnashing on their lunch. The ring of someone’s phone every couple of minutes, an impromptu meeting being carried out that has nothing to do with me, and someone is talking louder and louder as they try to be heard. Someone tells […]

Agile leadership

MoSCoW Prioritization: Overview and Tips

MoSCoW prioritization (or the MoSCoW method) is a tool used in all sorts of professions and industries to provide a structure for prioritizing work tasks. It is most commonly associated with the Agile approach Dynamic Systems Development Methodology, which is where I learned it. The origins appear to be […]