Systems Thinking for Transformative Change (webinar)

This webinar is part of Scrum Alliance® Certified Agile Leadership learning series. Culture change is free – comparison of systems leverage points for transformations Culture of an organization often gets...... Read More

Scrum Master stances

Here are Scrum Master stances. Although default stance for a scrum master is to be in service to their scrum team. Where in she is identifying and removing impediments to...... Read More

Satir Change Model

The Satir Change model applies to individuals as well as systems of individuals. It is one of the cornerstones of the family therapist Virginia Satir’s work on how change takes...... Read More

Watermelons and Scarecrow management

A parable – A farmer once chanced upon a pumpkin. He carved it up to make the meanest scarecrow he could. Since he was lazy, he did not have much...... Read More

ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

“The great leader is seen as servant first, and this simple fact is key to his greatness” – Robert K Greenleaf The servant-leader is servant first, and then conscious choice...... Read More

Definition of Done : Why it matters?

One of the first things we recommend new Agile teams establish a “Definition of Done”.  A shared definition of “done” is crucial to highly functioning Agile Teams in helping them...... Read More

Centralized Control : Trapped in Wagile (Part 4 of 4)

This is the last part in the series “Trapped in Wagile”. In the kick-off article I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall organizations. In subsequent articles I explained Phase-Gates (part...... Read More

Large Batch hand offs : Trapped in Wagile (part 3 of 4)

This is part three of the continuing series of articles. In the first article of this series, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. In the previous article (part...... Read More

Phase Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization. Recap Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities...... Read More

Trapped in Wagile

Organizations attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics – residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you...... Read More