Ditch “The Three Questions” And Adopt The Agile Mindset Already

The chaos and dust from the change has settled and things are normalizing a bit. However, each team has their own unique way of doing things and, from the outside, managers may be holding onto their “command and control” mindset. Shouldn’t a process, like the daily scrum, be repeatable and look the same for all teams? Perhaps their mentality is that Scrum is a “methodology” and it should be strictly adhered to vs. a light weight framework in the “Agile toolbox?”

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Scrum Anti-Pattern: Daily Stand Up As A Status Report

Anti-patterns have a way of making teams work less effectively and the daily stand up is a practice most susceptible to anti-patterns. This is especially true for organizations first being introduced to Scrum.

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A Story On Anti-Patterns

Figure It Out, Larry! is a story about anti-patterns. They’re not unique to Agile and can be hard to spot, but once you do, they can shape the way you think about the world and improve your leadership.

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The People And Process Balancing Act

Processes should come first but they should not be valued in the same way we value our people and interactions. It’s easy for managers to regard processes as instruments for control. Some managers finely craft their business processes. They labor over them and build complex systems for the organization. But only effective processes facilitate people. Not complex ones. If you require a practical rule of me, I recommend you murder your darlings. 

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Jeffrey Varkonyi: The Skinny On Blockchain

Jeff is the founder and CEO of MainLink Blockchain Technologies and describes himself as a Blockchain Technology Consultant — specializing in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Supply Chain Management. He describes his mission as “to enable and promote blockchain technologies to user in the World Wide Ledger of Value.” 

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Talking About Communication: A Fun Game For Your Next PMO Meeting

One of the greatest threats to the success of any project is the failure to communicate. Our goal, as Project Managers and Product Owners is to ensure the timely and appropriate generation, collection, dissemination, and disposition of information. Communication is the oil that keeps a project running smoothly. 

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The Quick And Dirty On Stakeholders

One of the core responsibilities of a Product Owner is managing stakeholders. Successfully managing Stakeholder expectations, decisions, and time are all requirements of effective stakeholder management. There are many tools and techniques to help you identify your stakeholders, however, below is a list of ideas to help you wrangle in those stakeholders and identify who they are

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