Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products

https://youtu.be/hUx6iVdcm-I Q: We talk a lot about product innovation, but why now during this crisis? A: There is an adage - you are either growing or dying. Organizations that are stagnant right now or going into “survival mode” may not make it. They may slightly come back but will be behind the innovation curve. Other … Continue reading Interview with an Agile Coach during COVID around Products

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

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...

Agile Trends 2020: Part 2 – Organizations

Picking up from last week where we talked about Agile Trends for individuals, this week we are going to talk about organizations. I wanted to give you a brief synopsis of this population group. Organizations are companies, groups, governmental agencies, or even internal business units that make decisions about 1) what we call our products, 2) what we work on, and 3) hiring and terming of team members. Organizations themselves are going through a change with decisions around centralization/ decentralization of decisions, taking on large initiatives, and as we talk about below, how we work on the “things” that bring value and ultimately profit.