April 18, 2017

Applying LeSS Thinking to Basic Scrum

Applying LeSS Thinking to Basic Scrum As per Scrum Guide, “…Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products… It [Scrum] is lightweight, easy to understand and difficult to master”.  The guide talks about basic Scrum, or Scrum by one cross-functional team that works for only one Product Owner, on one single product.  The…

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April 4, 2017

I Have Compassion For Managers

I Have Compassion For Managers Certified Agile Leadership Training – 18th – 19th May 2017  Christine Neidhardt and I co-created a leadership training based on our leadership academy. It calls for compassionate leaders. If the story resonates with you, share it and join us. Secure your seat here.  People’s Scrum   Compassion For Managers When I…

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March 21, 2017

My Certified Agile Leadership Workshop in Orlando

My Certified Agile Leadership Workshop in Orlando This was an amazing two and a half-day working session, with participation of organizational leaders and enterprise coaches coming together from different parts of the world: Sweden, Costa Rica and USA. One of the co-creators of Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) course – Pete Behrens took the mixed group of managers and…

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March 7, 2017

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow

Review of Certified Agile Leadership Course: An Insight to Yourself & Your Company’s Ability to Change & Grow Introduction I’m going to start a review of this course in an unusual place, by not initially talking about the course itself. I arrived at the building with a feeling of excitement about the topics, and also…

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February 3, 2017

Wanted: Great Agile Teams

Wanted: Great Agile Teams Hello, If you’re the ScrumMaster, leader, or manager of an Agile team, what are you there to do? My answer is: help the team become great and stay great. Meaning what? I want your team to contribute to business outcomes and to make a meaningful difference, not only to produce outputs…

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November 23, 2016

Disciplined Agile: What it is & Why you Should Know About it

Disciplined Agile: What it is & Why you Should Know About it Yesterday I ran my first Disciplined Agile (DA) training class. It’s a highly interactive workshop using techniques from the Training from the BACK of the Room. Participants learn as much from each other and from the materials as they can. Disciplined Agile isn’t a Scaling…

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November 9, 2016

So much more than an intro to Scrum…

So much more than an intro to Scrum… Two weeks ago, Heather and I attended Adventures with Agile’s first ever Certified Scrum Master course, taught by Tobias Mayer. Tobias is a good friend of AWA and among the first 25 trainers worldwide certified to teach Scrum by Ken Schwaber, its co-founder. Establishing Connections The course…

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November 8, 2016

Why Clean Language is useful to Agile Coaches

Why Clean Language is useful to Agile Coaches Clean Language is an inquiry process which helps people find clarity, fast, in a way that strengthens relationships, encourages transparent communication and enhances results in complex environments. How is that useful for Agile coaches? If the organisation you work in is like the ones I’ve encountered, even…

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October 26, 2016

Culture, Leadership & Org Growth – The missing link in Agile?

Culture, Leadership & Org Growth – The missing link in Agile? I have been getting unbelievably positive feedback around my edition of the Scrum Alliance’s new Certified Agile Leadership Training (CAL1). People tell me it’s like the missing link in Agile: How to grow people and organizations so that Agile may actually work. We know from Version One’s fantastic…

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October 20, 2016

Tobias Mayer’s Thought Citizen(ship) workshop – A review

Tobias Mayer’s Thought Citizen(ship) workshop – A review In August I signed up for Tobias Mayer’s Business Craftsmanship Workshop. “What’s all that about, then?” you might say to yourself, as did I. His website at http://businesscraftsmanship.com provides some information and even a white paper on the subject. There are phrases there, such as “The transformation…

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