Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Leaders

https://youtu.be/CCjWTW7p9Rs Following up on the teams conversation, leadership is changing as well. From middle managers to others in organizations. Q: How do you think the role of manager and leader has changed? A: Definitely more of counselor and mentor coming to the surface rather than a task assigner.We have relegated middle management to a place … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Leaders

Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Teams

https://youtu.be/bP15XU-8AxU Hey folks! Above is just a quick snippet video that we threw together last week. Maybe it helps someone? Q: We all know the challenges of remote workforce, but what are the top 3 challenges that have surfaced during this most recent pandemic? A. Lack of Trust brought on by limited transparency pre-COVIDCoordination challenges … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Teams

Homegrown Agile: E and the Schooling from Home Scenario

It's day 9 of "schooling from home." Yes, that is what they are calling it. My oldest is sort of in heaven - M is reading books, doing university work remotely, meeting with counselors from the safety, comfort, and security of her suite. L is recuperating from a spill on her skateboard (she is going through a skater girl phase, which yes I approve of!) and taking care of business. But E. The brilliant, scientific, inventive, witty, thoughtful 16 year-old soon-to-be man is struggling with this responsibility; with being self-managed and self-organized.

Agile Trends 2020: Part 3 – Communities (COVID-19 Redux)

must say that I started this "final post in the series" about three weeks ago, just before I flew up to Minneapolis to do training. At the time I started this blog post it was more about how we grow and strengthen the communities, whether the national and international agile communities or our local agile communities; how we focus on creating "matrix's" of agile professional and organizational incubation and areas where professionals can share and grow. However, all of that went out the window...