Author archives: Kat Lopez, Senior Consultant

The Benefits of Agile for the Team

By Kat Lopez, Senior Consultant on Apr. 17, 2018 View Comments

It's the typical Agile transformation story. Management hears about the marvels of Agile. Team attends Agile training. Team starts Agile project. Team sees little to no results and insist Agile doesn’t work and it would be so much faster if they just went back to what they had before. Sound familiar?

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Agile Development: 3 Steps to Get Funding from Stakeholders

By Kat Lopez, Senior Consultant on Mar. 1, 2016 View Comments

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”  - Albert Einstein

I love this quote because it’s a universal adage that applies to any situation where we find ourselves reviewing lessons learned and reflecting, sometimes in agony, at what could’ve gone better.

In my work, I’ve consistently witnessed clients buy into the theory of the Agile methodology but flounder to commit to Agile fundamentals during execution, usually because unfamiliarity with Agile is overwhelming when faced with the allure, comfort, and predictability of waterfall.

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