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Agile Laws to Help with Transformation

TL; DR: Agile Laws in Software Development On many occasions, working with agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. You can sign up here for the ‘Food for Agile Thought’ newsletter and join 49,000-plus subscribers. edition ! ?

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Agile vs Waterfall: What’s the Difference?

Newton’s third law is also true in the case of agile vs waterfall, where one sprang to life as a reaction to the other. Created a few decades before the agile methodology, each phase is reliant upon the deliverables of the previous phase. What is Agile? Even though agile is popular, the history of agile is in its infancy.

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Kanban History: Origin & Expansion Across Industries

Kanban history has informed everything from manufacturing to software development. For those unsure what kanban is, we’ll first explain the kanban system and then go into kanban history from its development to its uses in manufacturing, project management and software development.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field. Either way, agile offers a fast and nimble way to work that first benefited software development before expanding its reach to almost every industry. What Is Agile?

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Am I Really Doing Agile?


Sometimes a team is new to agile and just wants to know if they are on the right track. A blog article describing “fake Agile” may be resonating a bit too much for comfort. First however, I suggest examining the question itself, “Am I doing Agile right?” It turns out that “agile” isn’t really a process.

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Getting Hired as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

TL; DR: Getting Hired as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach Are you considering a new Scrum Master or Agile Coach job? Read on and learn how to employ search engines, LinkedIn’s people search, reach out to peers in the agile community, and analyze the event markets in the quest for your next Scrum Master job.

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Current State and Future Prospects of Scrum and Agile Development in Japan

Since I became a Professional Scrum Trainer in November, I have been asked a lot about the current state, and the future perspectives, for Scrum and agile development in Japan, where I’ve worked for the last six years. This is important because agile teams are self-managed. Why is that?