I recently realized that my use of Agile Games for learning and doing work is part of something much more profound: play. This is one way to support the creation of high-performance teams and companies. When work is play, people are engaged and businesses get great results.Read More
Here is a video primer of the Schneider Culture Model and how Agile, Software Craftsmanship and Kanban fit in. It is recorded in HD so you may want to use full screen and 720p resolution to see all the slides.Read More
This is a reading guide to the series that explores corporate culture and how that has a direct impact (sometimes very negative) on efforts towards Agile adoption and transformation. It is a must-read for every Agile Change Agent. The role of Kanban is quite distinct and is discussed throughout.Read More
Although Agile coaching requires many skills, we get back to basics by revisiting three fundamental coaching skills: observing, listening and questioning.
As you put these three key skills into practice, you will get feedback on your performance and have the opportunity to try out improvement ideas in a safe, open and friendly environment.Read More
In light of Agile adoption failures and awareness of cultural challenges, the purpose of this post is to review current models that are applied to Agile Adoption and Agile Transformation with Agile at organizations. Worthy background reading is Mike Cottmeyer’s post on Untangling Adoption and Transformation.Read More
This is a guest blog post co-written with Christine Neidhardt based on a session at Play4Agile conference on coaching with photos. The session was based on an experiment with the Points of You – Coaching Game (German link) to find ways to use the photo cards with a group or team. And we did.Read More
Agile has crossed the chasm and things are different over here. Really different. And not so good.
It feels like we have landed at Dieppe (Canadian/British Military WW2 Failure). The bad news is that there is significant failure successfully adopting Agile. The good news is that we can recognize it and learn from it.Read More