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Fundamentals of the Portfolio Kanban Method

Kanban for me is a great way to use with Portfolios because of that I want to post this article that I found on Kanbanize blog. “This post was originally published on the Kanbanize blog” Have you tried applying Kanban on a large scale in your organization? If you haven’t, you are likely to find […]

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The COIN model

Giving and receiving feedback is very tough task so as Agile Coach I always look for different approaches to use with my coachees. Luckily, I found this great article that explains “The COIN model”. This model makes sense for me and I want to share with you. The following paragraphs are extracted from http://hrostoski.com/2011/09/how-to-give-feedback-that-gets-results/   […]

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User research for agile teams

An area that has been gaining a lot of attention these couple of years is User Research which is an activity focused on generating insights for product owners and project managers into what drives adoption of a tool or feature.                   For many of us that have […]

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A movie about Changing in life

Last weekend I watched a movie with my wife called “The Croods”. Did you watch it? if your response is not you should look at in Youtube and watch it. Even more, if you have kids watch with them too. Based in prehistoric times, The Croods (the family name) survived by two simple and clear […]

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Slack to get a Continuous Improvement

I love the idea of improve as  Agile and Lean Coach every day because of that I read books, listen podcast and experiment with new activities and dynamics to push people beyond their limits of imagination. To achieve all of these tasks I need “slack” of time that I have for working as freelance. Unfortunately, […]

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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 […]