Leaders exert influence for success

Whenever I’m in a leadership role I try to be sensitive to the level of influence I gain, retain and lose. Influence is a precious commodity for a leader. And it can be disastrous if you lose your team or if tensions arise that reduce one’s effectiveness to achieve a goal.

1:47am on Thursday 8th June 2017 View more

Change of Course

Project managers must prove their strategic value to ease C-suite concerns

2:12am on Wednesday 7th June 2017 View more

Retrospectives and What They Can Tell Us

The Scrum Guide gives this definition: "The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint."

3:22am on Tuesday 6th June 2017 View more

The Next Level

Sometimes the next career step isn’t so obvious. Also: how to become an agile coach - Lindsay Scott

3:17am on Monday 5th June 2017 View more

Business Transformation With the End in Mind

When market environments or conditions shift, organizations must often make fundamental changes to how they operate in order to cope.

2:02am on Friday 2nd June 2017 View more

The Three Most Important Agile Practices

I’m sure that what I say here will resonate with some of you, but you may find my opinions and this post a little controversial. I have quoted freely from Pink Floyd and Red Dwarf, but I’m not going to cite them all.

9:17pm on Wednesday 31st May 2017 View more

Move Beyond Herding Cats

Project managers are more than a bunch of cat herders. Yet, that’s frequently how I hear our role summed up, thanks to the team members, stakeholders, resources, deadlines and general chaos we’re often put in charge of wrangling.

2:00am on Wednesday 31st May 2017 View more

The ScrumMaster

Role and responsibilities

2:04am on Tuesday 30th May 2017 View more

Scrum Master! Are You a Connector?

"Your actions speak so loudly I can't hear your words." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

9:31pm on Sunday 28th May 2017 View more

Strategy In a VUCA World—Part 2

In part one of this post, I introduced the management concept VUCA, which stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity.

1:49am on Friday 26th May 2017 View more

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