Lee Cunnigham

Lee Cunningham is the senior director, enterprise agile strategy at CollabNet VersionOne. He is focused on advising the executive sponsors and senior leaders of large enterprises, providing insight and practical guidance to meet the challenges of large-scale agile. He works with organizations around the world, and his experience, pragmatic approach, and customer focus keep him in demand as a trusted advisor.

  • Extend Agility Beyond the Team with Lean Thinking and the Portfolio Kanban

    Extend Agility Beyond the Team with Lean Thinking and the Portfolio Kanban

    Has your enterprise agile transformation stalled out? Are your teams excited to be collaborating and building working software, yet frustrated that the rest of the organization doesn’t seem to be...

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  • Finally: Treat Your Agile Program Management Team Like A Team

    Finally: Treat Your Agile Program Management Team Like A Team

    Agile Program Management Teams You probably think of your agile program management group as a team. But how does your program management software treat your team? Despite all the many...

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  • 4.5 Things to Like about the Latest Release of the Scaled Agile Framework – SAFe 4.5

    4.5 Things to Like about the Latest Release of the Scaled Agile Framework – SAFe 4.5

    Do we really need a new version of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®)? When I first heard that SAFe 4.5 was in the works, I didn’t think so. But as I watched SAFe 4.5 develop over the last...

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  • Dean Leffingwell Answers the Top 7 Questions About SAFe Value Streams

    Dean Leffingwell Answers the Top 7 Questions About SAFe Value Streams

    Do you know the difference between a value stream and an Agile Release Train (ART)? Do you know how DevOps fits into the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) value stream concept? Recently, we held a...

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  • The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

    The 3 Best Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Resources for Beginners

    Do you need to get up to speed on SAFe? Here are the three best agile resources for quickly learning what SAFe is all about. 1- Scaled Agile Framework Website The scaledagileframework.com site...

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  • State of Agile: Still Scrumming After All These Years

    State of Agile: Still Scrumming After All These Years

    Think Scrum’s days are numbered?  Think again. As excitement around lean software development and Kanban exploded around 2010, there was no shortage of people proclaiming that we had arrived in a...

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  • Top 10 Things to Know About SAFe 4.0

    Top 10 Things to Know About SAFe 4.0

    Are you considering Scaled Agile FrameworkⓇ (SAFeⓇ) 4.0 for your organization? You’re not alone. More than a thousand people participated in VersionOne’s recent AgileLIVE webinar series on SAFe...

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  • 3 Things To Like About SAFe 4.0

    3 Things To Like About SAFe 4.0

    Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) 4.0 for Lean Software and Systems Engineering was officially unveiled last month, and I like what I see. Here are three things that stand out to me: The Framework...

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  • Executive Visibility in Successful Agile Enterprises

    Executive Visibility in Successful Agile Enterprises

    A colleague recently asked me, “What if developers only got paid when features ship?” “They’d only do the easy ones,” I replied, only half-joking. But as I thought about it more, I asked myself,...

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  • The One Thing You Must Do this Morning to Achieve Your Goals

    The One Thing You Must Do this Morning to Achieve Your Goals

    We all have goals, yet many of us don’t meet them. Sometimes this is disappointing, but more often than not the bar just kind of moves down, time passes, and we become complacent. Why? Because it...

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  • A Simple Approach to Get Stronger Agile Executive Support

    A Simple Approach to Get Stronger Agile Executive Support

    If the leading business literature from the past couple of years is to be believed, leanness and agility have become must-have characteristics of any company that expects to thrive. Yet, lack of...

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  • Dude, Who Stole My Epic?

    Dude, Who Stole My Epic?

    When you cracked the lid on the Spring 2015 release of VersionOne, you may have noticed that the Epic asset has gone missing. Well, the asset itself isn’t actually missing – but what exactly did...

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  • 8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

    8 Reasons Why Agile Projects Fail

    It’s no secret agile projects can fail, but do you know the reasons for agile failure and how to avoid them? I could tell you why I think they fail. Instead, let me share what nearly 4,000 of your...

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  • What’s So Special About Agile?

    What’s So Special About Agile?

    Admit it.  You enjoy telling people that you’re an Agile “practitioner”, “coach”, or “evangelist”. It’s OK – I do too. I also enjoy reading a well-researched article in, say, the Harvard Business...

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  • Why Your Organization Struggles with Agile

    Why Your Organization Struggles with Agile

    It’s the basics that are killing your organization’s Agile effectiveness. You used to practice them, but then got sloppy. Or you never really learned to practice them that well before the need to...

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