Finish multiple projects faster – Web and PHP Magazine

This article originally appeared in the December 2012 edition of Web and PHP magazine and is republished with permission.

Many web design firms work on too many projects simultaneously.  When these firms start using agile software development practices, it forces them to look for different solutions to develop and meet the needs of their customers.  This article presents ideas to consider if you want your web development teams to focus on one project at a time.

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Identifying the stage of your agile team

What stage does your agile team gravitate around? Are you leading a Stage 2 team where the center of gravity is life sucks? Or are you in a tribe of high performing Stage 3 achievers that do not play well together? This week, as part of my continuing series of articles supporting my Tribal Agility talk, I will present some easy signs to help you identify the current stage of your Agile team. To learn more about these signs, you will have to read on.

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How to build triads on Agile teams

In my last blog post, I wrote an introduction to triads. The popular question I got by e-mail from a few readers was: “Nice idea, but how do I apply this in real life?”  As part of my continuing series of articles to support my Tribal Agility talk, I will write about building triads in agile teams this week.  Are you working in an Agile environment with a stage two tribe?  Would you like to use triads to break through collaboration barriers?  To learn more, I invite you to read on.

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An introduction to triads

I wrote about joining a triad for the final stage of the Tribal Leadership approval program. Putting three people together to carry out a project may sound nice but what does it mean exactly? What does a triad do? As I am preparing a talk for next month titled “€œTribal Leadership for Agile Teams”€, I decided to write an introductory piece to help feed the content of my presentation. If you want to learn more about triads, I invite you to read on.

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