Manager’s Journey: Awareness, Epiphany, & Choice

Manager’s Journey: Awareness, Epiphany, & Choice

Delighted to share the slides from my and Soo Kim's presentation at Spark The Change. Summary An insider’s account of a manager’s journey of cultural transformation. How our beliefs and assumptions radically shifted. How we found the courage to fully see what is there and accept it.  Being vulnerable enough to speak our truth to [...] Continue reading »
Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

Book – An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture

I am very excited that I just published my free book - An Agile Adoption and Transformation Survival Guide: Working with Organizational Culture on InfoQ. Agile change agents will find it valuable in helping companies succeed with Agile and avoiding failure. About the Book Struggling with Agile? Frustrated that people don’t really get it? Tired of fighting [...] Continue reading »

What’s the first Decision? Implementing Kanban vs Scrum

Guest post by Michael DePaoli If your development team or manufacturing team is considering moving to using Kanban vs. Agile Scrum, one of the biggest decisions is choosing the right agile development methods for the job. Let’s discuss the realities of implementing Kanban and some of the fundamentals that hold back both Kanban and Scrum implementations. On paper, [...] Continue reading »
Scrum Alliance Leadership – Concrete Actions

Scrum Alliance Leadership – Concrete Actions

This post identifies concrete actions. See also: Acceptance Tests and Models for Success. The final step was to identify concrete actions that the Scrum Alliance organization and membership can take to move toward the goals associated with specific parts of each model. This is the list we came up with. Each item was given a "thumbs up" or [...] Continue reading »
Scrum Alliance Leadership – Models for Success

Scrum Alliance Leadership – Models for Success

This post identifies two visions for successful leadership within the Scrum Alliance. See also: Acceptance Tests and Concrete Actions (& Participants). The group was divided into two teams. Each team independently went through the Strategic Play® visioning process: Every team member built a model representing their ideas to support thought leadership. In turn, each team member shared their ideas [...] Continue reading »

Scrum Alliance Leadership – Acceptance Tests

This post identifies acceptance tests for successful thought leadership within the Scrum Alliance. See also: Models for Success and Concrete Actions (& Participants) Process: Everyone built a model for an acceptance test and each group voted to select the two most valuable acceptance tests. So there are four acceptance tests in total. Acceptance Test #1 [...] Continue reading »