Agile Basics: Coordination vs. Collaboration

I’m resisting with all of my might the urge to sing a Vanilla Ice song:

Stop, collaborate, and listen.

I guess I didn’t resist very well, did I? All right, I did it anyway. I apologize. Sometimes I can’t help but quote some Vanilla Ice.

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Lessons from 14 Years of Agile Homeschooling for Families Suddenly in the Middle of It

My wife and I have homeschooled our boys for 14 years. Two started university this school year, returning home last week when their campus closed. The third is a sophomore in high school. At home, we’ve applied many of the principles, models, tools, and skills I use in my work to help individuals and teams learn and work more effectively. Read More

Top 5 Retrospective Mistakes

Here are the top five retrospective mistakes we see in our coaching.

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Beyond Drive: 5 great books about Agile and Motivation

I recently found an interesting tweet from Maren Baermann about motivation.

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Three Categories of Infrastructure Work (and why you don’t need it all right now)

I encourage my clients to find and focus on the core value of whatever they’re creating. What is it that doesn’t yet exist in the world but should? Go there first. Don’t defer that value.

“But we need to create the infrastructure for that first, don’t we?” they often reply, by which they mean things like hardware, foundational technology layers, architecture, capabilities like user management, etc. Read More

What Is the Difference Between Scrum and Waterfall Methodology?

As a trainer, I am frequently asked, “What is the difference between Scrum and Waterfall methodology”?

Let’s break down these two different methodologies so you have a clear understanding of the differences.

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What Is Agile Methodology and How Does It Work?

What is Agile methodology? Well, Agile is not exactly a methodology. Technically, Agile is a set of values and principles. Agile can also be thought of as a family of different frameworks or methods–Scrum is currently the most popular of those frameworks. Let’s break down the top 5 differences between Agile and other, more traditional approaches.

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Advanced CSM (A-CSM) is coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan!

This course rocks. And I’ll tell you why (read on!). Agile For All is returning the Advanced CSM course offering in Ann Arbor, Michigan on April 2-3, 2020. I get to be the lucky one to share a little information!!

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