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“Don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining”

If you’re involved with a team as a coach or consultant, there is a great line from a Clint Eastwood film that you should remember. “…don’t piss down my back and tell me it’s raining.” Extra credit if you know the movie 🙂 Point is, while language targeted to your audience can aid in the […]

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Got Agile Success? – Got Teams That Trust?

I was reading some posts on the Scrum Alliance LinkedIn group as I usually do and I read another thread on a person asking for help with trying to figure out the right balance between stories and more detailed specifications in their Scrum software development efforts.  The advice given ranged from zealots bashing the person […]

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The Elephant In The Room – Part III – Tools and Techniques

Enabling teams to better build understanding, open communication and trust is the lubrication that makes the human machines in a knowledge worker factory inter-operate smoothly. Without it gears grind, there are blow ups, and meltdowns, all of which result in highly ineffective and inefficient operations. It has been said in many fields of endeavor, including agile […]

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Making Distributed Agile Teams “Work”

First we have to ask ourselves “What is our definition of  making distributed teams work?”.  I have managed and coach distributed agile teams that “make it work” however they understand that the level of effectiveness will not be the same as a co-located team and some of them learned that painfully. Unfortunately, all too often […]

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Chambering The Next ‘Silver Bullet’

In he Spring I attended Lean 2010 in Atlanta, GA, April 21-23, 2010. I ‘learned’ something that I didn’t know before… basically that Scrum / Agile is broken and Kanban software development is the answer. I heard two presenters at the conference giving experience reports that distinguished Kanban as being separate from Agile development approaches.   When […]

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Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development

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Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development

The Agile Horizon

Lean-Agile Leadership - Exploring the Creation of Fertile Environments and Culture for Lean-Agile Software Development