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4 Habits for Strong Communication & Effective Remote Collaboration

4 Habits for Strong Communication & Effective Remote Collaboration

From Hack the Crisis to the Scottish brewer using his facility to manufacture and distribute hand sanitizer, right now, humans are doing what we do best: adapting. Everyone’s coming together around a single idea — finding creative ways to connect and do business...

Successful Leaders Embrace the SWOT to Increase Their Agility

Successful Leaders Embrace the SWOT to Increase Their Agility

If the recent coronavirus pandemic upended the strategic growth plans of your organization — plans you created in the optimistic environment of an 11-year stock market bull run — you’re not alone.  And you’re not without resources.  How well your team or...

Decide how you are going to decide

Decide how you are going to decide

Deciding how you are going to decide can be the most important team decision you can make. Clarity in your teams decision making modes can unlock your team productivity.

Systems Thinking for Transformative Change (webinar)

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 blamed for lack of transformation success. In this session you...

Scrum Master stances

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 serve their team. By improving organizational systems so that impediments do not recur they serve...

Satir Change Model

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 place. Late Status Quo A fairly stable system (individual or groups) with predictable...

Watermelons and Scarecrow management

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 interest in doing much of anything. But he knew fear can be a strong motivator, amygdala and all. So the scarecrow did its...

ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

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 brings one to aspire to lead. This person is sharply different from one who aspires to be...

Definition of Done : Why it matters?

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 develop practices and behavior that drive quality, consistency and transparency. Why it...

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