Category: Agile

Beyond Roles in Scrum

In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum.

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My Agile Suitcase

I just noticed that I neglected to post about this awesome slide deck I prepared for the Agile 2013 session by Martin Heider – My Agile Suitcase.

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10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile

Slide deck with the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile: Read More


Connecting the Dots on Agile, Org Culture, Personal Growth & Temenos

A friend of mine asked me what is going on with all this touchy-feely people and personal growth stuff – “What’s it got to do with Agile?” My answer: everything! So this post ties together: Agile, High-Performance Culture with People skills and Temenos Workshop among others.

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Get Your Stories “Ready” to go Fast

I was at a client recently and one VP was convinced that Agile was “untrue” and there was no way it could possibly work. The problem was that he had never heard of backlog grooming or getting stories ready. Once he saw the infographic below, the penny finally dropped and he understood how this crazy thing called Scrum can possibly work with user stories.

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Relatedness trumps Responsibility, Accountability

Relatedness is the heart of high-performing teams and organizations. As stated in the Agile Manifesto, focus on “Individuals and Interactions” is essential. How we relate to ourselves and others is central to creating and maintaining effective and valuable systems. Read More


Culture Profile: Hacker & Open-Source

At CultureCon in Philadelphia I had the opportunity to interview Eric Raymond about hacker and open-source culture.  Eric is a spokesperson for a rather amorphous community and is well-known for books such as The Cathedral and the Bazaar and more recently The New Hackers Dictionary.

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Beyond the Maelstrom: Chaotic Behaviour is matter of Perspective

I created the painting below almost two years ago to reflect the pain, frustration and disconnection I felt as an Agile consultant when working with a large organization. Read More


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