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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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The Elephant In The Room – Part III – Tools and Tips for Addressing or Removing

My last post in this series “The Elephant In The Room – Part II” I discussed why this type of impediment is tolerated in many organizations.  I also explored how understanding  the context and motivation behind a team member’s poor performance can change other team members’ perceptions of it.  I discussed the importance of not labeling […]

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Using Agile To Scale Agile – Part 1

Ok, so you have either been experimenting with Agile and have had solid success or your leadership has read about or heard from their peers that this Agile thing is worth taking a look at. Regardless there is considerable overlap between these two situations. Let us go with the scenario where we have had several […]

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The Elephant In The Room – Part II – Don’t Camouflage Him

In my last post I began the discussion about the big Elephant Impediment in many agile development teams.  Here I will continue the discussion of why we tend to have them around and also explore making sure you actually do have this Elephant Impediment and not something else.  In the current politically correct and litigious […]

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The Elephant In The Room – Part 1

Do you remember back in school, when you reached the level of classes where you had lab teams that were intended to work together on an assignment? Remember how that the group shared in the grade given for the deliverable?  I remember a team I was on in a biology class that had four people on […]

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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

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