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Operationalizing Strategy with a Systems Perspective

While there are many books and much research on organizational development, this system view combined with some validated learning over time, is a powerful way to look at organizational challenges as a coach/consultant. Let’s take a closer look to define these areas then apply some validated learning from my own experience. Business Outcomes – the outcomes desired from the business strategy...
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3 Thinking Tools for Minimizing Dependencies Between Products

In my post about how to form teams, I talk about products… not in their monolithic, holistic state… but as a subsystem within a larger integrated solutions architecture. In other...
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The Evolution of Teams

My other workshop submission for the Agile 2015 Conference is titled “The Evolution of Teams” and examines one team that stopped doing the traditional agile practices is more agile...
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Bend the Spoon

Bend the spoon is a phrase we use quite a bit here at LeadingAgile. I don’t want to hear what’s happening, I want to hear what we need to make happen… and what we are doing to...
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Fueling Delivery Teams

by Rick Austin, 27 February 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

I’ve started using an analogy to illustrate the importance of product owner teams in larger organizations.  When working with organizations to do an agile transformation, almost...
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Changing Behavior by Asking the Right Questions

My article, Agile Adoption: Changing Behavior by Asking the Right Questions, has been published over on ProjectManagement.com (free registration required). It talks about when managers...
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Can You Mandate Your Agile Transformation?

Well… it depends. If you view agile as a system of beliefs, or a way of looking at the world, or as a culture your company is expected to adopt…I’d suggest that it’s impossible...
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The Simplest Systems Thinking Exercise – How to Make Toast.

by David Koontz, 12 February 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

For many years one example of process thinking, resource gathering, requirements, implementation and acceptance criteria has been the exercise - make PB&J sandwiches.  I've...
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Retrospective Technique: What Did You Learn?

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comRetrospectives are a key part of continuous improvement in Agile teams.  The retrospective techniques that...
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How It Works: User Stories

by Rob Ward, 29 January 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

Next Tuesday, February 10, our TeamStart webinar series will answer your questions about "Writing Great User Stories." Whether you’re just getting started with Agile or consider yourself...
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What’s in a Voice? Communicating Who You Are

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comIn doing business of any kind, we commonly follow the advice to “dress for success.” For better or for...
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Scrum Alone is Not Enough

by Mark Levison, 26 January 2015
The Agile Blogosphere

To be successful with Scrum in the long term you need more than the basic framework. This is intentional. Scrum provides the structure as a starting point, but it’s designed to work...
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Big Agile, the Route Less Travelled

Scaling Collaboration not Process is the Key to Enterprise Agility. Agile methods have been found to be extremely effective when used correctly. A reasonable reaction to witnessing...
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