5 Practices for an Agile Mindset

5 Practices for an Agile Mindset

Excited to share slides from my workshop/talk at PMI Professional Development Symposium in Toronto today. Great group. Great questions. A lot of motivated, caring people in the room today. Agile Mindset Summary "Agile is both a set of practices and a mindset. Success lies in understanding both “Doing Agile” as well as “Being Agile”. In [...] Continue reading »
10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

10 Secrets of Agile Transformation

Want increased success with your Agile Transformation? Here are the 10 most important Navigation Secrets for Execs and Coaches. In this post, I share key lessons I have learn over years of industry experience. This presentation came out of a webinar I ran with Maria Matarelli to help generate interest in execs and coaches for my [...] Continue reading »
Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour

One of the most important lessons I have learned over the last few years is that Organizational Behaviour Follows Leadership Behaviour. Lasting improvements can only start with leaders modeling new behaviours. I use this all the time to help leaders choose what they really want for themselves and their organizations. Current Organization Behaviour is a result [...] Continue reading »
80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

80% of Organizations Have Culture Challenges

If you are having culture challenges with your organization, you are not alone. 80% of participants at a recent conference (Scrum Gathering in Orlando) reported that the dominant culture in their organization is not supportive of progressive working environment such as Agile. Where is Your Organization? The infographic below show my simplification of the Laloux [...] Continue reading »
Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile vs. Being Agile

Doing Agile and Being Agile are different. Here is a popular infographic that explains what Agile really is and illustrates common misunderstandings about it: Doing Agile Doing Agile is about the practices: standups, user stories, iterations, etc. There are significant benefits from using Agile practices - I see it as "common sense" of getting work done. [...] Continue reading »
Agile vs Waterfall

Agile vs Waterfall

Here is my one page summary of some key differences between Agile and Waterfall. (I created this when I was asked to explain this to an exec earlier this month about this and I didn't have anything good in my toolkit nor could I find something on google.) Key Differences between Agile and Waterfall In waterfall, [...] Continue reading »
Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

Structure of Kanban, Energy of Scrum

One of my clients was struggling with Kanban vs. Scrum as a starting place. They really like the energy of Scrum: teams, collaboration, learning but from a workflow perspective needed the adaptability of Kanban: urgent requests, different ticket types, able to change direction quickly. This happens when the management and culture is there but there [...] Continue reading »
My Journey: Agile, Culture & Transformation

My Journey: Agile, Culture & Transformation

It has been 3 years since I wrote "An Agile Adoption & Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Culture" to help the Agile community increase success in spreading Agile. In this video, I share the highlights of what I have learned. Some of it is around thinking tools such as the Laloux Culture Model and some [...] Continue reading »
People Over Process

People Over Process

Here is the latest version of my "People over Process" slides that are about coming back to the heart of Agile: People - to unleash astonishing results. It covers: Intro - People over Process. Agile = Culture. Whole Agile. Focus on People: Vulnerability, Authentic Connection, Safety & Trust (VAST) People-centric organizations (Laloux Culture Model) People-centric Change [...] Continue reading »
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