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Positive Bias and Freedom

Positive bias and freedom/autonomy are the foundations of high-performance teams. This episode is a segment of Richard’s talk at Craft 2017 in Budapest. Positive bias and freedom are the foundations of high-performance teams. Richard shares information and activities to help you embody these foundations with your team. View the session sides at [...]

By |2018-09-04T03:26:19+00:00June 21st, 2018|Events, Podcast|0 Comments

Science and Research on High-performance Teams

An introduction to the science and research on high-performance teams This episode is a segment of Richard’s talk at Craft 2017 in Budapest. Remember what it felt like to be on the best team you were ever on in your life? Want to be able to do that again, on purpose, and [...]

By |2018-09-04T03:26:30+00:00June 21st, 2018|Events, Podcast|0 Comments

How to: A Great Product Backlog Refinement Workshop

Are your Sprint Planning meetings painful? Are your Sprint outcomes always as great as you want? Have you ever held a Sprint Retrospective and decided to get your Product Backlog truly Ready? Here’s an outline of a Product Backlog Refinement Workshop I use with teams I manage and coach: Goals The goals [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:32:34+00:00May 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Great Games for Scrum and Agile Learning

I love using games and interactive activities when I share Scrum and Agile with people. Here's a list of some of the games I use. Name games These games are from Stanley Pollack's excellent book, Moving Beyond Icebreakers. Name shout, name wave, name race, name and motion, name and secret skill, name and adjective Bag Toss Class start-up These ways [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:05:13+00:00September 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Facilitate a Great Daily Scrum (Scrum Master skills series)

Welcome back to the Scrum Master Skills Series! In part 1, I shared my notes on how to facilitate a great Sprint Planning session. Here, in part 2, I share my notes on ho to facilitate a great Daily Scrum. Enjoy! INTRO Facilitate: to make facile, to make easy. That’s your job as facilitator. [...]

By |2017-08-03T13:07:41+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open Space Technology and Lean Coffee

Which is better, Open Space Technology or Lean Coffee? We explored Open Space and Lean Coffee at QCon London 2014. We put 15 facilitated peer sharing sessions on the program. We thought we would hold a series of 15 short Open Spaces, each one focused on a different conference track, staggered throughout the day. The conference was three days long, [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:23:08+00:00March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Facilitate a Great Sprint Planning Session (Scrum Master skills series)

Welcome to the Scrum Masters Skills Series! In part 1, I share my notes on how to facilitate a great Sprint Planning session. Enjoy! INTRO Facilitate: to make facile, to make easy. That’s your job as facilitator. Create an experience. Design the experience. Want the team to feel positive? Design a positive [...]

By |2017-08-03T13:08:34+00:00March 7th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments