Super excited that my next book: The Agile Pocket Guide is now up on Amazon.com for pre-order!
It’s been a long road since I first got rejected by many publishers and finally self-published and then grabbed Wiley’s attention!
As Agile Coaches, consultants, and organizational improvers, we strive to help teams and businesses alike improve their performance, output, and even culture.
The problem is… that we often come into a team or business blind, not understanding the full context of each team and each individual who makes up that team.
To be the most effective we need to understand how people operate. We need to understand how they work collectively, as a group, as a team, and as individuals. The quicker we can assess and understand the contextual culture of our clients and teams, we are left to empirically deduce assumptions that most often are half-truths.
As we jump into consulting or coaching with any client, it would be great to know their cultural context, how people are behaving, and even how to engage with them best.
Easier said than done, until TeamScience™ dropped on the scene.
By, Renee Troughton
Abstract: Agile Achievements can be used to track and celebrate both individual and team behaviors in adopting Agile values, principles and practices.
Gaddie Pitch: You know how most teams find it difficult to know what they have to do when developing in an Agile environment?
Well what Achievements does is help to give clear goals about the expected behaviors for teams and individuals.
Mike Cohn recently announced that he’s providing a kick butt online eLearning tool to learn all about Agile. I reached out to him to see what it’s all about and we kicked a few emails back and forth. Regardless, I went ahead and got my hands on it. That’s what AgileScout is here for: Do the heavy lifting for you 🙂.
With so many Universities doing online learning these days, wouldn’t it be about time for Agile and Scrum Trainers to start offering online training tools? You’betcha. Who better to do it than Mike?
Here are my thoughts and experiences after a full 3.5 hours and taking all 9 of the tests:
[Click the image on the right for a full size infographic of the growing numbers of women leaders!]
I am very happy that women in leadership is growing. Having both sides of innovation and thought leadership from both males/females will create more dynamic environments that will product better products. I believe it!
I am truly excited that slowly but surely my RSS feeds are growing from women in management and executive positions. There is a TON of great stuff to read by women in leadership.
What I’m even more excited about is how my RSS feeds are growing to include female developers/coders and fellow nerds/geeks alike. I have a daughter and my hope is she will love technology (code?) as much as I do!
Here is to a better future!
[In no specific order, according to my RSS feed, and who update frequently]
Grab either badge if you’re a woman blogger and link to this post! Show your pride! 🙂
I am SURE I missed some other women leaders. Please let us know in the comments!
There is a reason why when you get on a flight the two pilots go through an intense check list. Why? Because check lists work. If you are the Perfect ScrumMaster, who passed all the ScrumMaster Interview Questions, this checklist may just help you:
I enjoyed this short and concise video on Kanban.
Kanban is a visual queue of work and helps with, as BTI360 states, the issues around unclear development steps, task switching, and partially done work.