“Agile has become overly decorated. Let’s scrape away those decorations for a minute, and get back to the center of agile.” Continue reading The Heart of Agile
One of my favorite quotes from a business leader whom I have great respect for is “A failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine”. How many times have we all been in this situation? Right, I know!! Someone else’s work suddenly slams into your teams schedule causing chaos and disarray and you are now expected to drop everything to help put the pieces back together. Continue reading Your failure to plan..
I was working with 2 teams new to agile on Monday. Both teams were running their first team retrospectives after trying a very lightweight Kanban system for 2 weeks. No limits on work, just visualize your work on the board … Continue reading Digging for roots..
As lean agile leaders we invest tremendous amounts of time, effort, and passion in helping our teams focus on getting priorities to done. It is a core principle we want every team to embrace. If you are anything like me, … Continue reading What is the most important thing you need to today?
I had been reading some fascinating theories this past week. The studies were on figuring out just how long it takes our minds to kick in and talk us out of taking action once we have the impulse to move … Continue reading 5 seconds to act….
A retrospective is quite possibly the most powerful tool in an agile teams toolbox. Sadly teams often use this time to collect and complain vs. inspect and adapt. Leaving the room without an action plan to get better. Weeks and … Continue reading Collect and complain
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