Humanizing Work Show: All Teams Can Learn from Scrum & XP Practices

Great models for building a strong and healthy team include regularly reviewing the work and how it’s being done to improve going forward, creating structures for excellence and growth and tapping into human rhythms and cadences to how we break up work, just to name a few. Read More

Humanizing Work Show: Team Toxins and the Pathway Back to Health

Trust is a key component in any healthy team. Business outcomes soar and individuals thrive when trust is at the team’s core. But what builds trust? How do strong teams turn to one another in times of adversity rather than creating more conflict amongst themselves? How do both the team and the individual grow and succeed? Read More

Humanizing Work Show: What Can Jazz Teach Us About Teams? Everything.

Think about it. When people are paying attention to what other people are doing in a more present and engaged way, it frees them up to contribute in new ways and bring more creativity to the table. The parallels between jazz and how great teams operate are widespread. Read More

Humanizing Work Show Season 2 Premiere

Most meaningful work happens in teams so to further expand the Humanizing Work movement and conversation we are taking season 2 to focus on teams. Richard Lawrence and Peter Green dive into what makes teams great, what gets in their way and what we can learn from various kinds of teams. Read More

Story Splitting Poster Now in Polish

My popular How to Split a User Story flowchart has already been translated to French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Hungarian. Thanks to work from Ewa Koprowska and Łukasz Szóstek, it’s now available in Polish, as well.

Click the thumbnail below to download the full-size PDF version.

The #DarkScrum Formula

Ron Jeffries coined the term #DarkScrum.

#DarkScrum occurs when we focus on enforcing Scrum mechanics rather than reinforcing Agile Values and Principles.

This results in unenjoyable and demoralizing work. Where busyness is prioritized over impact. In other words, lots of work being done without a potentially releasable product increment created each Sprint.

Luckily, I have seen #BrightScrum, where Scrum helps us make work more enjoyable and vibrant. Where teams are releasing value that matters to our business, customers, and users every Sprint. Where Scrum helps us to humanize our workplaces and schools.

#BrightScrum occurs when we choose a mindset congruent with Agile values and principles. #BrightScrum happens we use Scrum to help us actualize the Agile Manifesto.

After deep analysis and research with Agile For All’s team of mathematicians and data scientists, we uncovered a formula that makes #DarkScrum all but certain in your organization.

#DarkScrum Formula

Download the #DarkScrum Formula here. Post it up for your team and managers, email it to a friend, and share it on social media to help spread awareness of how to detect and prevent #DarkScrum.

Let’s make more #BrightScrum, together.

A Dozen Reasons Why Test-First Is Better Than Test-Later (Pt. 2)

From the Developer Essentials Newsletter: The intersection of Agile methods and technical software development.

If you missed Part 1, review it here.

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Humanizing Work Season 1 Finale: Why Now?

Why now? What conditions in the world make this the right time for a Humanizing Work movement?

There are two key shifts that have happened in our working world that are really unique to our day. These changes require us to rethink the way we work.

Peter and Richard look at the reason behind the shift in work and practical steps you can take to humanize work individually and organization-wide.

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