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7 Things to Stop Doing in Kanban

Agile

7 Things to Stop Doing in Kanban

As described in the Kanban Quick Start Guide and the Advanced Kanban Practice Guide which I developed a while ago, Kanban continues to be a highly popular Agile method used by all types of teams...

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The Power of Vision Statements for Teams

Agile

The Power of Vision Statements for Teams

In my many years working with fantastic people on awesome teams, there is one statement uttered by my colleagues that always floors me… “I’m not sure why I’m doing this.” As a leader, I feel...

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State of Kanban Report (2021) – 7 Key Takeaways You Need to Know

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State of Kanban Report (2021) – 7 Key Takeaways You Need to Know

For unknown reasons, many people consider Kanban a “second citizen,” sitting behind the Scrum framework within many organizations. Interestingly, Kanban is 50 years older than Scrum. Developed as part of the Toyota Production System in...

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Agile Marketing: When Should Your Team Make the Move?

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Agile Marketing: When Should Your Team Make the Move?

If you’ve been in the marketing industry for a while now, you’ve doubtless heard about Agile marketing. Maybe you’re leading a marketing team and you’re wondering if going agile is right for you. Or, perhaps...

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From Scrum Master to Agile Coach – 5 tips to help you make the transition

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From Scrum Master to Agile Coach – 5 tips to help you make the transition

If you have been working as a professional Scrum Master for a few years, it is very possible that you might get into a “slump” of sorts. Let me explain what I mean, based on...

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Are you ready for SAFe? 5 questions to help you decide today!

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Are you ready for SAFe? 5 questions to help you decide today!

If you have been working with Scrum or Kanban, or any other Agile approach, I am willing to bet that you have at least heard about SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework). There are different opinions about...

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Stuart Young on Visual Thinking Strategies for Business

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Stuart Young on Visual Thinking Strategies for Business

The age-old saying is, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” But is that true? And how does it apply to a fast-paced business environment today? To explore these and other interesting tidbits, we discussed...

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Reviews

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Reviews

The Sprint Review seems like one of the simplest Scrum events to execute, yet many teams tend to miss this key opportunity to inspect the progress of work. From my experience working with a variety...

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Investing in the Right Skills to Lead Your Organization to Success, Are Power Skills the New Soft Skills?

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Investing in the Right Skills to Lead Your Organization to Success, Are Power Skills the New Soft Skills?

Since the 1980s we have experienced a digital revolution. It’s been an age of disruption where technology is a leading factor in the survival of all businesses. Until now, organizations striving for continuous improvement have...

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Addressing the Tech Labor Shortage — Looking Outside the Organization

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Addressing the Tech Labor Shortage — Looking Outside the Organization

The global tech labor shortage is becoming far more than an annoyance for companies within and outside the technology space. These days, nearly every organization is, to some extent, a software company. Job site Monster...

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Retrospective

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Retrospective

From my experience working with new Scrum teams over the past few years, it has become apparent that the Retrospective is THE single most difficult Scrum event for most teams. Even experienced teams have a...

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Addressing the Labor Shortage in Tech — Looking Inside the Organization

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Addressing the Labor Shortage in Tech — Looking Inside the Organization

The labor shortage in tech is now a global problem, and it’s not going away anytime soon. According to research and consulting firm Korn Ferry, “by 2030, there will be a global human talent shortage...

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