How We Use Agile at Home

Here’s a short video about how my family uses an Agile approach for homeschool and chores:

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Agile Beyond Software Resources

Thanks to everyone who attended my session “How to be Agile in Non-IT Organizations – Breaking the Software Constraint” at Agile2016 in Atlanta. I’ve included the deck below as well as some other items.

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What Do We Mean By Welcoming Complexity?


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In this inaugural issue, we explain the newsletter’s title and provide a few thoughts on relevant Agile For All blog posts.

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Vertical Slices and Scale

Last week, I tweeted,

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80/20 Facilitation (or, all the study on facilitation most people need)

In response to my recent post on developing your skills in 2016, several people mentioned facilitation as a skill they want to grow. As with many things, you can become good enough as a facilitator in a short time, and you can spend your life refining your skills. For most ScrumMasters, internal agile coaches, or agile leaders, I recommend two resources to grow enough facilitation skill so that facilitating’s not your constraint.

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Humanizing Work First-Time Participant Guide

Humanizing Work 2016 is just 6 weeks away, and we want to help you prepare to have a great experience there. Beyond the basic info on the Humanizing Work website, here are answers to some common questions we get from first time participants…

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Developing Your Skills in 2016

You’ve probably heard that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. That notion, popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in his book Outliers, isn’t quite accurate—Gladwell has a tendency to oversimplify the science—but it’s certainly true that getting good at something takes time and intentionality.

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Peter Drucker ’s view is integral to the values of Scrum

Peter Drucker said, “Concentration is the key to economic results. No other principles of effectiveness is violated as constantly today as the basic principle of concentration.” Many years later, Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle, wrote the first book about Scrum titled “Agile Software Development with Scrum.” In Chapter 9 they mentioned five Scrum values, one of which is Focus.

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