Posts tagged with: culture

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

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......

Coaching Smells

“Hi, I’m a coach and I am here to help”  My spine stiffens and I can feel my hair on back of my neck. “Thanks, K” I respond tepidly K:......

Hierarchical Amplification

Consider one of your peers or subordinates or juniors some one at the same level as yours or below. Lets name him Jerry. Next time Jerry or some one like......

Afternoon ScrumMaster

  Context explains a lot of our behavior.   This is a most intriguing case, that I feel I can now retell. For much time has passed by and my......
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