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Does the title ring a bell? This is not a story of agile transformation. This is a personal encounter with the legacy world out there, a story of how we perceive Agile in a world where our personal agendas clash with the world of technology that positively change our lives.

How many times have you heard colleagues, friends, managers make this announcement: we are going to do agile! or we are going agile! or something similar? I have heard it many times. So many times that it has started to annoy me to the point that I don’t want to…

Teams that ignore the significance of owning and maintaining a DoD often times end up swimming in an increasing amount of technical debt and bugs. And yet the DoD has not yet become an established healthy practice of agile teams, but tends to be perceived as adding to unnecessary documentation. But is DoD only about so perceived useless documentation?

The Definition of Done is a list of criteria that teams must complete before a user story can be considered ‘done’. It ensures that everyone involved in product development speaks the same language, which gives clarity, transparency and fosters collaboration.

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Photo by Nick Bondarev from Pexels

The Agile Vitamins was born from the need to help individuals and organizations adopt the right mindset for the right business context. After years of working for various organizations in different business areas, we have observed repeating patterns of behaviour that led us to understand how important business agility is in the context of constant market changes and how important it is that working professionals adopt personal agility within this context, in order to be successful at what they do.

We have witnessed teams and individuals suffer under a constant pressure that comes from a lack of direction, vision or…

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In almost every organization nowadays, agility is a prerequisite for success. In tech companies who have a software product at the core of their business, agility starts with a proper and solid architecture that encourages team autonomy, continuous improvement and, ultimately, customer value.

Every product company starts small, lean, and most of the time agile. Their employees are often involved in various projects and initiatives, they experiment, fail and learn in a fast-paced environment. Modern startups recognize the value behind an evironment that fosters quick exchanges and collaboration, in order to deliver a fast response to market needs. The teams…

For those of you who wonder, AWOL = Absent Without Official Leave

Have you made it to the top of a team/department/organization after years and years of hard waiting on that amazing promotion? Then congratulations, it has been worth the wait! Now you are the boss of them all and can finally call the shots. But wait, what? Now, it turns out, you have a lot of work to do, people to hire and fire, and there are those long emails you have to write about nonsensical things that people might want to know about! Now that is a bummer…

Agile Vitamins

Agile Vitamins are about preventing rather than finding the perfect cure. They are a collection of best practices from Agile, Lean, Design Thinking and more.

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