Author Candase Hokanson

Popular- Agile Style

I absolutely love the Broadway musical “Wicked.” So when my trivia team had a question about Wicked last week, it gave me a great idea for another installment of agile parodies. This time, I chose “Popular,” my favorite Galinda song in the musical where Galinda volunteers to make Elphaba popular. …

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Common issues in moving to agile- Part 2 of 2

Now that we’ve covered the tactical issues that teams face when moving to an agile methodology, I’d like to take some time to look at the over-arching thought process and organizational issues that we’ve seen customers face. Not adapting to agile speed or thought process: Some teams find it hard …

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An Ode to Agile

I’m an avid Disney fan and love to do parodies of Disney songs to whatever is going on in my life at the time. Currently, my life is agile; understanding agile and the challenges that come with moving to agile, teaching about agile and writing about agile. This has led …

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Common issues in moving to agile- Part 1 of 2

I’ve been working on a few agile transformation projects recently as well as writing some whitepapers on agile.  What I’ve found through my own experience as well as reading about and hearing about others is that there seem to be some common issues that companies, especially enterprises, face when transitioning …

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Interlocks in Agile

One of the questions we often get from companies/projects trying to move to Agile methodology is how does an Agile team deal with interlocks, especially when those interlocks are on the Waterfall methodology and want their requirements and commitment a year to a year and a half in advance? To …

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Waterfall and Agile- An Engineer’s Perspective

Last time I talked about validation and verification and how they apply to both software requirements and engineering. Today, I’d like to cover another topic we talk about in our training and how it relates to engineering; software development lifecycles (SDLC) for Waterfall and Agile. Again, to begin, I’d like …

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2-Minute Models Part I: Decision Trees Video

I’m a big fan of visual models. So much so that I decided to make a visual representation of discussing decision tree models (instead of typing up a wordy blog post). Hope you enjoy!     My Part II video for 2-Minute Models will cover decision tables. Be on the …

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