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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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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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Mentors and Mentoring at Gangplank

I recently learned yet another something through Gangplank.  January is National Mentoring Month.  That gave me pause to think about what mentors have meant to me. My Mentors Don Dayley, my father – Taught me all the foundational things in life, including how to mow the lawn when I did not want to, sometimes through […]

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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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Presenting at Desert Code Camp

This Saturday, May 15th, I will be presenting two sessions at Desert Code Camp. The first session is scheduled for 11:30 AM: Going Deeper Into Scrum, An Agile Journey.  Lunch follows so we have some incentive to end on time! The next session is right after lunch at 1:00 PM: The Agile Manifesto – What […]

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A Powerful Poster

We’ve seen the “motivational posters” on office walls.  These can be very valuable.  They also can be a target for snickers and dirision.  There’s even an entire market for “demotivational” posters! The best way to make sure a poster has value for your company or team is to start out with good information.  Platitudes don’t […]

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Great PhxSUG Meeting September 24th

We had a great Phoenix Scrum User’s Group meeting last week.  Ron Jeffries and Chet Hendrickson were in the valley presenting a ScrumMaster training class.  They kindly agreed to come speak to us one evening. I reported my impressions and notes of the meeting on the group website.  Head over there to see what I […]

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