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Three Things Agile Teams Need to Get Right

Three Things Agile Teams Need to Get Right

When you work in companies of various sizes, in varied industries and in different parts of the world, repeating patterns stand out among the diversity. A pattern we've noticed is when clients get these three things right—1) dedicated & collocated teams, 2)...

Why You Want Support for Agile Transformation

Why You Want Support for Agile Transformation

The journey of transforming an organization from a waterfall approach to an agile mindset can be daunting, particularly if the organization is attempting the journey alone. Scaling the formidable peaks of moving from command and control to empirically-based,...

Who Do You Want Coaching Your Agile Transformation?

Who Do You Want Coaching Your Agile Transformation?

If you are serious about reaping the benefits from transforming to an agile culture, using a CSP+ — Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), Certified Team Coach (CTC), Certified Enterprise Coach (CEC), Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) — is key. CSP+ individuals are seasoned...

Dedicated Scrum Masters

We see one scrum master responsible for two or more scrum teams in many organizations. Staffing budgets and management perspectives may influence an organization to entertain the idea of "thrashing" its scrum masters (i.e. working on multiple projects simultaneously)....

Anatomy of a Sprint Backlog

Anatomy of a Sprint Backlog

Use our simple and useful sprint backlog template to organize your team. Download our templates today and see how to leverage them.

Platinum Edge Globalizes Agile Coaching, Expands Team

Platinum Edge, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has continued global expansion to provide agile coaching on multiple continents with the goal of aligning teams, delivering better consistency, and transforming organizations to agile. Many of the large...

What is Agile Project Management?

What is Agile Project Management?

Learn what agile project management is from our experts. Explore the fundamentals and why it works for simple and complex projects.

The Agile Manifesto’s Customer-Centric Approach

Forrester has released its 2016 annual industry research predictions. Of those findings, the power of the customer is prominent, and many companies still don’t operate accordingly. The impact of customer involvement on the success of business is nothing new—it’s...

Cures for Cost Overrun Mishaps

Bridge renovations, bullet trains, major sporting events, oil refineries, canals, commercial construction, healthcare applications, software upgrades—they’ve all made recent headlines with record-breaking cost overruns. Some of these reported cost overruns are not...

The Defense Industry’s Use of Scrum

Agile leadership techniques are often explained by contrasting with the military’s “command and control” approach. Although structured and hierarchal organizations like the military can make iterating and responding quickly to change difficult, the field model of...

Scrum for Dealing With Big Data

What are companies doing with all the data collected? They are empirically identifying patterns and responding to what they’re learning from those patterns. As fast as the data can be collected, decisions about what to do with the data must be made even faster in...

Scrum’s Role in Startup Companies

If you’re a startup, you’re up against organizations with experience and capital. Your ability to pivot quickly (i.e. agility) is your survival. The “lean startup” approach is essentially scrum for startups. Many startups go fast and hard, but lack discipline or...

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