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The Viking Agilist

Freedom Beyond Frameworks

Break out of the motions of any given framework and realize value in a sustainable and meaningful way. Learn, share, comment, grow.

David Bjarnson — The Viking Agilist

My Mission

I am here to make your life better by helping you break the mold of your framework and find your own way to a value-rich environment. The help contained in this site is meant to transcend what you do at work; it is meant to help you be an agilist. Someone that is empowered to adapt to change, collaborate with courage, and to improve one's surroundings.

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Individuals & InteractionsProcessProgress
November 26, 2023

Building Better Feedback Loops

The game of telephone Recently, I was working with our support team on triaging an issue that they were reporting. Like others in the software space, I am sure I…
April 21, 2023

The Myth of the Lone Wolf

One of the more popular myths in the tech industry is that of the lone wolf. We highlight the tenacity, persistence, and courage of leaders that build wonderful products that…
Backlog ManagementProductivity
February 25, 2023

Let Go of the Past – Transforming your backlog from a junkyard to an archive

I have been in several different companies, and they have the same approach to their backlog: their backlog is a junkyard of ideas, thoughts, problems, and discussions that happened a…
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Maybe you have started an agile transformation, or just considering it. If you would like an objective review of your company and guidance on how to be more agile, let me help!

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Take the next step in your life as you work towards being more agile. Improving can’t start until you know what weaknesses you have. I have a variety of services meant to help you improve your mindset and be able to tackle problems more successfully.


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