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Learning to accept simplicity

Recently I was in a meeting with one of our clients at AgilityFeat. The project lead at the client made a simple, but very powerful statement as we presented an assessment and proposal. “One of our challenges is that we need to learn to accept simplicity.” I love...

7 tips for when the going gets tough

Not every project is going to run smoothly, even in the best of teams. We have a great team here at AgilityFeat, and we’re very selective when choosing our customers, so our projects tend to be very successful. But every team is going to hit bumps in the road...

4 ways Perfection is killing you

Whether you are a bleeding edge startup or a large corporation running agile teams, here are four ways that you may be abusing agile concepts and letting perfection kill your chances of success. Product Owner Perfection In an agile team, the Product Owner (PO) is the...

Improving our Sprint Zero process

Project on-boarding is key to success Step two is always a question mark. It’s one of my favorite meme’s on the internet. Some joker on a message board will say they have a great idea, and their business plan usually goes something like the image on the left. It’s a...

A #leanstartup and #agile tour of @Twilio

Who’s ever heard of a telecom lean startup? That’s sort of what Twilio is, and it’s a pretty cool company and interesting case study. When I attended the LeanStartup.co conference in San Francisco recently, one of the parts I was most excited about was the tour of...

AgilityFeat is hiring an Agile Engineering Coach

AgilityFeat is hiring an agile engineering coach! Well, sort of. You see … here’s the deal. AgilityFeat does two things: (1) custom software development in Costa Rica, and (2) agile process and engineering coaching and training for companies around the US. Do you also...