Why I Joined LeadingAgile

People who know me well might be surprised to learn I’ve accepted full-time employment. I’m sort of an independent-minded person. So, here’s why. (It’s characteristically long-winded, so skip it if you wish.) Backstory In 2002, I was working as an enterprise architect at a mid-to-large-ish financial services holding company that operated banks, mortgage lenders, investment […]

The 3 Things Scrum Teams Get Wrong

If you’ve learned Scrum and tried to implement it in any large organization you’ve likely run into a few issues. Getting dedicated people on your team is hard. Building cross-functional teams is really hard. Breaking your work down into small problems your customers care to have solved is probably the hardest. I’d like to talk […]

The Agile Chip

I’m a Detroit guy and I like cars, especially fast cars, and nowadays they have computer chips you can install that make your car go faster. Imagine that, just plug in a chip and press on the accelerator and vroooom! I’m also an agile coach and I see patterns.  With most every agile transformation I […]

This handy app automatically schedules Slack messages so your entire team sees them

This handy app automatically schedules Slack messages so your entire team sees them Slack is great for communicating with your entire team no regardless of whether you’re in the same room together or working remotely. But if you use a common chat channel to ping your group, there’s a chance that your message will get […]

ScrumMaster or Armchair Psychologist? – Notes from a Webinar by Angela Johnson

Learn more about transforming people, process and culture with the Real Agility ProgramValerie Senyk I like taking notes when I’m learning. I believe it helps me to retain what I’m hearing, although I have no solid proof to back that up. March 9, 2016, I took advantage of a free webinar offered by the Scrum […]