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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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How to Successfully Scale Agile in Your Enterprise

How to Successfully Scale Agile in Your Enterprise from isaachogue Our first webinar in the Agile Webinar Series was recorded with LeadingAgile Enterprise Coach Isaac Hogue and...
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Self-Improvement In Agile Teams

“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” -Ernest Hemingway Introduction A developer once told...
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Principle #3 of Capacity Planning: Matching Supply to Demand

In the last two posts on the principles of capacity planning, we touched on the advantages of thinking of the team as a resource unit, and how it’s better to be “roughly...
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Agile Transformation & Executive Engagement

Must Be Present to Win Most people are familiar with drawings or raffles and some of these events require that you must be present to win. A highly successful Agile Transformation happens...
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Designing Valuable Agile Retrospectives

As a retrospective facilitator it's important to have a toolbox of retrospective exercises which you can use to design a retrospective. Before having a retrospective meeting, you want...
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Getting Things Done

No, not the book and personal productivity method by David Allen, though somewhat related in intent. I’m talking about getting things done in software development. Traditional...
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Measuring Productivity In Software Development Teams

Most software development companies measure productivity of teams and individuals. Those measurements are then used to rate the individual or group performance. Numbers are so nice,...
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Validation and Uncertainty

What an extraordinary conversation I had recently on Twitter. It started with Neil Killick’s statement that we should not consider our stories truly done until validated by actual...
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How Timelines Help Project Managers Track Progress

… no matter if it’s agile, Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, lean, XP or some mix of these methodologies. Project managers want to track progress in any software development project,...
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Calculating Velocity FAQ

Sometimes people get confused about velocity and edge cases of what gets counted or not. It doesn't matter greatly except it helps to do this consistently over time. I wrote a FAQ...
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Humor – A Typical Project Launch Meeting

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comOne of the things that I love is how many great videos there are that show the ridiculousness of a lot of...
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Define Your Agile Transformation

At last year’s Technology & Innovation -- the Future of Banking & Financial Services conference in Sydney, Australia, senior executives repeatedly used the following keywords...
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