Leadership

Agile2018

For several years now, I have written something about my experience at the Agile Alliance 20xx conference.  I have been attending this conference every year since Agile2007. Yet, each time I am surprised by what I experience. I have written…

Just a job

As a leader, I think the words “just a job” are in the top ten worst things I can hear.  Sure – there is the obvious damage to the product/service this person is providing. However, that’s not what guts me…

Techniques for remembering

One of the most important roles for leaders is this combination of challenging and supporting people with their growth.  The problem for me is keeping all of the information straight in my head so I don’t forget.  Over the years,…

Vulnerability as a Leader

Recently, two colleagues in the community shared something that they were struggling with in a public forum.  One was tied to how challenging her book was to write.  The other was in experiencing a situation where she felt bullied and…

What makes a team?

I’ve been getting more and more questions similar to “Are managers (scrum master, functional manager, team lead, project manager, etc) needed with self-organizing teams?”.  Before I can dive into this question, I decided to break this up into a couple…

LiveStream Experiments

Several months ago, the Agile For All team was inspired by Peter Saddington’s experiments.  We decided right there to experiment with livestreaming as Agile For All.  Every Friday at 9 am, we go live based on a topic.  I’m not…

Last Day of Work Pet Peeves

This round of pet peeves is focused on poor last day of work experiences (seems only fitting since I just had first day of work pet peeves): How, how, how:  Most people give at least two weeks notice.  I will never understand why…