Dwight Kingdon

Program Director - Agile CoE

Dwight Kingdon is an Agile Coach at Mindtree. He is a thought leader in Agile methods and best practices, leveraging many years of software development, analysis, project management and leadership experience. Dwight has 25+ years of project management experience leading complex information technology projects, and over nine years of Agile/Scrum experience coaching and leading high profile, mission critical projects.

Blogs by Dwight Kingdon

Clear as Mud – Attaining Real Transparency in Agile

How transparent are you? How transparent is your team, your organization?

06/25/19

Agile and the 2 Minute Rule

Procrastination is defined as delaying or postponing something. Procrastination creates waste. Think about it. When you procrastinate, you waste mental energy thinking about the unfinis...

05/13/19

Being Agile Without Being “Agile”

Have you noticed that the word “Agile” sometimes scares people? It could be that their perception is that “going Agile” will eliminate their role or mess with their routine.

04/05/19

7 Tips for Better Daily Stand-ups

How have your Daily Stand-ups been lately? Do you look forward to them? Are they interesting, brief, and helpful?

12/11/18

Agile Principles in Action

There are many people who think that using a set of specific practices will make their teams Agile. As discussed in our previous article on the Agile values, this belief is incorrect. ...

10/19/18

Agile Values in Action

Let’s start by understanding what comes to your mind when you think of Agile. Is it Scrum or a particular set of lean processes, or is it a way of thinking and behaving?

10/12/18

Agile – Principles over practice – Part 3

As stated in my earlier blogs, incorporating principles is the harder part of Agile – things like working through communication issues, distrust and lack of accountability.

10/01/14

Scrum Master – Be an Impediment-Removing Ninja

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about a ninja is the movie “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” – the 1990 version, not the 2014 reboot.

02/03/17

Agile – Principles over practice – Part 2

Last week I posted Part 1 of my “Agile – Principles o

01/10/14

Agile - Principles over practice – Part 1

I gave a short presentation in August at the Agile 2014 conference in Orlando titled “Agile – Principles over Practice”.

09/23/14

10 common Scrum mistakes and how to avoid them

When most people think of Agile, they think of “Scrum”. Scrum is the most widely used, and arguably, the most abused Agile framework. Scrum is simple in concept but difficult to do really...

07/11/14

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