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Safety – the perquisite for Leadership

Many coaches suggest that teamwork starts with trust.  Simon Sinek would have us believe that there is a perquisite for trust: followers feel safe.That feeling of safety builds trust, and that trust sets the environment for teamwork.Do your team members feel safe?  If the project succeeds or fails do they still have a job on your team?  Answer no to that one simple question and...
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List of Agile Team Exercises

A collection of blog post that describe team exercises - if you need more information about one of these please contact me.Video series on Scrum (short takes)http://agilecomplexificationinverter.blogspot.com/2013/10/learn-scrum-video-series.htmlA...
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Agile Tetrahedron move above the PM Triangle for Value

Agile Tetrahedron - ver 1Who can explain the classic Project Management Triangle?  I've found that everyone has heard of it and uses it fairly well in a sentence. But when it comes...
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The Agile Late Majority has different needs

Are we applying a great solutions to a poorly understood problem?   What is the question - we know the answer is 42.The early adopters of Scrum were seeking a method of controlling...
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The First Org Chart

by David Koontz, 20 February 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

Real leaders know how to draw an org. chart.  When did the leaders ego grow so big as to invert the  diagrams purpose and meaning?The first organizational chart (How...
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Restaurant Simulation Kanban

by David Koontz, 9 February 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

How would you visualize the value stream of a restaurant?A great teaching example for a team wishing to start Kanban. How do you like to visualize the concurrent activities of beverage...
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Is your PO role working for the business?

by David Koontz, 28 January 2014
The Agile Blogosphere

I've never met a Scrum team that was highly performant (one commonly stated end goal) that did not have a highly engaged and participatory Product Owner.  I've also not...
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Retrospectives trump Planning

by David Koontz, 21 October 2013
The Agile Blogosphere

I was in a CMMI adoption process meeting today and I might have argued that the Scrum Retrospective activity (process step) is more important than the Scrum Planning activity.  Yet,...
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How to make the classic PM Iron Triangle

I was in a workshop just the other day and asked if everyone was aware of the dynamics of the classic project management iron triangle.  While most people had heard of it, it was apparent that...
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Videos on Innovation & Process in the 21st Century

IDEO - redesigns the classic shopping cart, ABC Nightline looks at how the IDEO process of innovation really works.Steve Jobs on the iPhone/tablet development sequence - which came...
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Videos on Intrinsic Motivation

I've collected a few videos that I find explain the new paradigm of the 21st century management.Punishment or Reward?  Which is more effective? by VeritasiumDiscusses the...
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5 Keys to Scrum Adoption

I don't think 5 keys need to be ordered.  I've narrowed down a long list of keys, these are the ones that floated to the top.  So these are not in order of importance or steps...
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Scrum Team Metrics

What metrics would a great Scrum team want to generate and track the trend?Is the necessary and sufficient set of metrics just velocity?  No - I don't think that is enough....
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