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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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Gaming The Penny Game

Last month I had the opportunity to provide an Agile and Scrum class to a private client. We had a great day learning and having fun. At one point a clever developer threw a twist into one of the exercises that had me worried. Let me set the stage a bit. The Penny Game The Penny Game […]

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Agile Predictions for 2012

My friends at Integrum Technologies have a regular podcast they call The ScrumCast.  Once in a while they invite me to hang on the microphones with them.  Last January we did an episode of Agile Predictions for 2011. Well, we just had to follow-up this year to see how right (or wrong) we were and […]

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Agile at Desert Code Camp April 2nd

It’s time again for the spring Desert Code Camp in the Phoenix area.  The no-cost event will be on Saturday, April 2nd.  Free breakfast and lunch and over 100 sessions(PDF) about programming, development and business.  Especially if you are interested in Agile and Scrum, you should be there to learn more and make contacts! Scrum […]

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Creative Sparks For All!

I have posted before about my involvement with Ignite Phoenix.  This powerful community and wonderful team of volunteer organizers helps keeps me energized.  Last February 11th I gave the introduction presentation to kick off Ignite Phoenix #9: Creative Sparks They are everywhere!  Right now, near you, is another person.  That person cares about something, cares […]

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AGL-101 at Gangplank in December, 2010

It’s December.  Time for gifts and good feelings.  Time for another free class! As I did in September, I’ll be teaching the four-hour workshop “AGL-101 ntroduction to Agile and SCRUM” on Saturday, December 18th.  This is a no cost workshop where we will explore the basics of the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Agile Framework. The class […]

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Deep CSM Workshop

Last week I had the opportunity to be co-trainer in a Certified ScrumMaster Workshop.  Mike Vizdos was the Certified Scrum Trainer leading the session.  It was a small class with just four attendees.  And they were awesome attendees with major contributions to the discussion! I learned some interesting things that I’ll try to pass on […]

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Certified ScrumMaster Workshop Nov 17-18

I continue to explore my coaching and training abilities.  Hopefully I am learning from those around me.  Next week will be great opportunity to learn from both my original ScrumMaster trainer and from many of you! On Wednesday and Thursday, November 17-18 I will be co-teaching a Certified ScrumMaster Workshop.  I am not a Certified […]

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Remember Your Foundation

I had the opportunity to work with Mike Vizdos for a one-day Scrum coaching session.  A team in Chandler, Arizona was interested in finding ways to improve, to get outside eyes to help them see what they might be missing.  We and the team had a great day.  I re-learned something important about working on […]

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What I Did At Camp

Desert Code Camp, that is. Last Saturday, May 15th, was the seventh incarnation of Desert Code Camp.  As I briefly announced before, Code Camp is a day of volunteer presenters and attendees bent on learning from each other.  I throughly enjoy these events. Deeper Into Scrum My first session was “Going Deeper Into Scrum, An Agile […]

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