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Fixed Price Agile – Oil and Water?

Have you ever heard that oil and water don’t mix?  It’s pretty common knowledge that oil will float on top of water and the substances will not mix together.  This simple chemistry is easy to demonstrate, and most of us learned it in elementary school science. In the...

Do’s and Don’ts of tracking hours on an Agile project

If you are a consultant, even on an Agile team, you probably have to track your hours.  I used to hate tracking my hours – and I’ve seen first hand how it can demoralize people.  I once worked at a company where they decided to build an internal tracking...

Webinar: Don’t Lose Your Shirt in 2011!

Over the last year or so, I’ve been considering all the various lessons that I’ve learned throughout my IT career, and in particular during the last few years as I’ve really embraced Agile methodologies.  I realized that there is a definite...

4 tips to ensure cross training on Agile teams

You may have heard it said that the best Agile teams are cross-functional in nature. That means that each person on the team is capable of working in multiple functional silos (database, service layer, presentation layer, testing, etc). A cross functional team is well...

The Value of Coaching

If I could promise you returns of 6:1 on a project in a single year, would you take it? That is a pretty impressive return for a project, and most businesses would be happy to run a project that will yield that sort of return. Essentially, this is the type of benefit...

Welcome to AgilityFeat!

I’m pleased to announce the official launch of AgilityFeat Inc. I’ve started this business so that I can apply my years of experience as an IT leader, entrepreneur, developer to coach your team to deliver more value to your customers. I believe that Agile...