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The Manager’s Role in Agile

What is the manager’s role in an Agile team? In the typical Agile training class, we learn about Scrum’s three roles: Product Owner, Development Team member, and Scrum Master. Where do managers fit in? Should managers be afraid that their job title isn’t part of Scrum? What is a manager, anyway? In industrial management [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:28:30-04:00February 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Find Your Good Life

I've been thinking about "the good life" a lot lately, inspired by reading John H. Bodley's textbook, Cultural Anthropology: Tribes, States, and the Global System. Bodley uses the term summum bonum in his discussion on the good life. He definessummum bonum as, "the maximum human good … as culturally defined". Bodley writes: ... in addition [...]

By |2017-08-03T14:26:23-04:00September 12th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Business Transformation Coach, Agile Coach, and Open Space Facilitator

Who am I? I do great things with great people. I am a Business Transformation Coach, Agile Coach, and Open Space Facilitator. I help people, teams, and organizations understand what they have, discover and align around what they want, and transform from what they have to what they want. What is a coach? A coach [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:58:15-04:00July 22nd, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Self-management and self-organization: Agile games with motion

Self-management and self-organization, or command-and-control: it's a deliberate choice for you and your team, not a default that you blindly accept. But what if your team has never experienced self-management and self-organization? Here are five Agile games with body movement that let people experience it first-hand. Line up This is a game with a [...]

By |2019-09-02T08:54:59-04:00October 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment

Thanks to everyone who attended my session, "Radical Innovation: The Six Week Open Space Experiment," at Scrum Gathering Barcelona 2012 this week.  My slides are here.  My hope: each of you will hold Open Space when you return home.  Will you email or tweet me your experience?  

By |2019-04-14T11:13:40-04:00October 9th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Official Agile Reading List

If you could only read one book on Agile, which would it be? What about two books? Three or more? Here is the Official Agile Reading List, the full list of recommended reading to get you Agile: Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Start here. Everything else derives from this. The Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and [...]

By |2017-08-03T14:23:19-04:00May 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments