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Agile Challenges

What are the most common challenges with agile and scrum based projects? The most common challenges that I found in the majority of the companies are: silos of knowledge, managers with the famous “Command and Control attitude” and lack of Agile  culture. “Silos of knowledge” One of the biggest challenges to deal with Agile in […]

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One Word Storytelling

Considering that playing is the best way to learn I always look for different fun activities to use with teams. Collaboration is a key aspect in Scrum teams because of that I was looking for any game to improve the idea that two brains think better than one. Thanks to Paul Goddard I found this […]

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Why Kanban is the real Productivity Ninja

7 Ways that Kanban tackles the great Enterprise Productivity Challenge It is definitely tempting to look at Kanban through the lens of visual work, great project management or a basic ‘stickies on a board’ based management – but it is much more than that and can yield dramatic productivity improvements for yourself, your team and […]

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Feedback

Thanks to Michał Nowostawski who is an Agile Coach that shared a free copy of his amazing book called Make Them Grow: Give Feedback People Apply                           Summary of the author He spent more than 10 years as a corporate worker. He tried hard to […]

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Mindset

I don’t know if you are interested in learning or practising new things time to time. As soon as we want to move to a new (or different) area (or job for instance) we need to learn new subjects. Furthermore, you should remember from school that you were good at maths (or whatever) but you […]

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Humble Inquiry

If you want to improve the communication in your company at every level you should read ” Humble Inquiry: The Gentle Art of Asking Instead of Telling written by Edgar H. Schein   I extracted the following sentences from http://www.cultureuniversity.com/leadership-humble-inquire-the-state-of-culture-work-edgar-schein/ Leaders Should Use Humble Inquiry He believes leaders should not focus on changing culture but on […]

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Crucial Conversations

As Agile Coach I need to have good conversations with my clients in order to deliver value to them. Sometimes I have struggled with tough conversations where I need to keep my control to avoid future problems. I know it is hard for everyone but you have to consider that as Coach I can’t overreact […]

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The Ownership of code

                  This image was extracted from http://phandroid.com/2012/06/21/getting-acquired-how-to-transfer-ownership-of-your-android-app-or-game/ In the traditional approach (called Waterfall) most developers never feel the owner of the code. Why did this situation happen? Because they haven’t any opinion about the technical issues related with the requirements. Business Analysts think and write uses cases (or […]

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Benefits of Adopting Scrum for Software Development

Scrum is a simple and flexible software development methodology or framework. Scrum framework introduces alternatives to traditional project management systems such as Waterfall or Sequential development. In scrum we only have three roles; product owner who represents the clients or users, the scrum master who is the silent leader and the team. From my experience, […]

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Business Model Generation

Based on the recommendation from Alejandro De Zunzunegui Founder & Co Owner en THE LEAN LAB LTD I bought this great book called: Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and ChallengersKindle Edition by Alexander Osterwalder   Alejandro works as Lean Coach consultant and he use the Lean Startup approach to help companies to move […]