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Evidence of Innovation and Creativity

Is it possible to find a company that does not say they are innovative?  Is there any manager or VP that does not want more creativity?  I’m sure such companies and people exist somewhere but I haven’t found one.  We all want to foster innovation and creativity. Innovation In The Team Agile teams that are […]

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Limiting WIP: People, Organizations and Scrum

(It’s been a long time since I have posted. I’m back at it now!) I have seen a common thread all through my career.  A problem experienced seemingly everywhere, at all levels, including with myself.  This problem causes all sorts of dysfunctions and symtoms, from frustration and poor quality to wasted effort and missed deadlines. […]

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Agility Requires Clear Communication

The topic of communication has become a bit of an irritant lately.  Certainly I’m not the best communicator in the world, so I work at it.  I’m starting to wonder if many others have forgotten this key to productivity and enjoyment.  I have many thoughts on this subject.  Today I’ll address communication as an enterprise […]

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Teamwork for real?

(I have much to say about the Certified ScrumMaster Workshop that just ended yesterday.  This topic is burning my thoughts for some time now so it comes first!) Everyone “Does” Teamwork Recently I have been participating in the interview process for a technical position.  The opening is on a customer engineering support team.  Another of […]

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The Gangplank Presentation – Wow!

Earlier this week I spoke at Gangplank.  It was an excellent experience, with some hard questions at the end! Slides This presentation is the first I have posted to SlideShare, an interesting experiment of itself.  Please have a look: Questions At the end of the presentation and after the presentation time, two smart people had […]

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Speaking at Gangplank on March 24th

Gangplank is a collaborative workspace in the Phoenix, Arizona valley that is changing the entrepreneurial landscape. The anchor companies support extra space for co-working and local association meetings at no charge.  Every Wednesday they host a “Brown Bag” presentation by someone in the community. Topics have ranged from urban dairy farms to the state of […]

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A Holistic View

A few weeks ago, lying in bed, waiting for my mind to turn off, my thoughts carried me to think about an Agile enterprise.  What would be important?  What would it look and feel like?  A diagram of concepts formed to define the general areas of focus for an Agile enterprise.  The next day I […]

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