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Bringing Your Internal Coaching to the Next Level

October 18, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Bringing Your Internal Coaching to the Next Level.

What is involved in developing internal coaching capabilities in a Lean-Agile transformation: why, who, and how to think about it.

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Rules Governing Software Innovation that do Work

October 6, 2016 — Posted by Tom Grant
In my last blog post, I talked about the parallel between designing a game and transforming an organization along Lean and Agile tenets. Both involve defining rules that people will follow; both may start from the assumption that you need a rule for everything. If you design the rules correctly, according to this approach (the technical term, in game design parlance is design for cause), you'll get the desired effect. 
 

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Culture Eats Methodology as an Appetizer

October 3, 2016 — Posted by Marc Danziger

Peter Drucker apparently never actually said "Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast." But it doesn't matter, because it's just flat true. (For the record, it appears to have been Mark Fields of FoMoCo in 2006 although the origin remains clouded.)

I want to extend it by suggesting that culture eats methodology too.

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Skills that Developers Need to Acquire to Achieve an Agile Transformation

September 27, 2016 — Posted by Jim Trott

Listen to the podcast Skills that Developers Need to Acquire to Achieve an Agile Transformation

Talking about eight essential skills that developers need to acquire to work in an Agile transformation. Some of these skills are certainly taught in university; some are not as common... but are still essential. These are essential for any professional developer.

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Be Like P Diddy

September 23, 2016 — Posted by Marc Danziger

When you get in on Monday, your thought should be: Be like P Diddy.

No, I'm serious.

No, it's not that he's smart, talented, dashing, and that women want him and men want to be him.

If you're in the organizational transformation business, or if you're an Agile expert, you need to look in the mirror and say "It's all about the Benjamins."

It's all about the Benjamins isn't about charging your clients or raising your salary (although if you think this way, you'll be able to).

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