Favorite Biz Links Jan 2015

My short list of favorite links I’ve come across this month. There is no Shortage of Leaders This one was my favorite of the month, it sparked many conversations on the ‘raising’ of leaders and the impact that culture has on their abilities. It’s also sent me on a long ponder on the discarding of … Continue reading

Agile So Far – January 2015

Our 31st iteration started off with an Agile review meeting where we had an open discussion on what changes we’d like to make, ideas for the future and a few minutes from me on addressing reporting needs. Not a lot came out of it, surprisingly. I guess I was expecting more tweaks than I probably … Continue reading

Manage Your Day to Day – Kick Off

At the end of every year I pick 4 to 5 different books that have either been recommended to me or that I’ve read myself as nominees for our monthly book club. My team then has a few weeks to review each book and vote on the titles they are most interested in. Everyone had … Continue reading

Innovation – Creative Abrasion

Two things connected for me recently in a stars aligning kind of way. Years ago, 11 in fact, I purchased a creative abrasion training guide for my team thinking that it would a good tool when working with other teams or customers where the relationship was contentious to help us to get through combat to … Continue reading

Measuring for Success

I have read recently that one of the worst things that you can do when measuring the success of your Agile implementation is to use measures to influence people’s behavior.  Meaning instead of using your measuring processes to assess the overall success of your products, or as a feedback mechanism to find pain points or … Continue reading