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The Secret Behind Building Trust

The issue of trust is everywhere. Trust in our media, our leaders, our relationships. You can’t watch a nightly news broadcast that doesn’t mention how trust is permeating our daily lives. How does the issue of trust impact how we establish working relationships, get along on a Team, and (when you get right down to it) get our job done? What is the secret behind building trust? Read on and find out... Read More

The Scrum Handbook: The Most Agile Version Of Scrum

Scrum is a beautiful concept. When it was first developed in the 1990s, we reveled in its elegance and simplicity. Software Product Development thrived within this clear framework of single-source requirements. And, in many scenarios, this version of Scrum still works like a well-oiled machine. Until it doesn’t. Read More

Reality Wins: Agile Attractor #11

Reality. The Oxford Dictionary defines reality as “The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. A thing that is actually experienced or seen...”1 Reality is a word that’s getting a lot of traction these days, most recently in the area of what constitutes news. Read More

The Evolution of Scrum

The evolution of Scrum is a quintessentially Agile story; reflecting the ever-changing demands of our workforce realities. Beginning in 1985 with the first emergence of the term 'Scrum,' to today's scalable implementation throughout distributed Teams, Scrum's elegant framework has evolved to address the real-world needs of a complex Team environment. Read More

The 6 Scrum Values Your Team Needs To Excel

With The Big Game around the corner this Sunday, ‘Team Talk’ is everywhere. Whether it’s sportscasters’ analysis of which football team will triumph on the gridiron or office water cooler debates over which defensive line is truly the best, what everyone is really talking about is Teams. As Scrum/Agile practitioners and tried and true football fans, we know two things for sure... Read More

The 3 Major Risks Of Skipping Retros

Ahhh....the New Year. You can practically smell the eagerness and enthusiasm of resolutions in the air. It’s time to start fresh, set some personal and professional goals, and give them the old college try until...ah...around January 10th or so. What happens around January 10th? Read More

One Bite At A Time: Agile Attractor #10

Can we be real for a moment? We’re in the thick of the holiday season. Many of us are logging several hours sitting around a dinner table that is loaded with deliciousness. To put it bluntly, when it comes to our holiday meals, many of us are simply taking too many large bites. While devouring that extra helping of double chocolate fudge cake might taste amazing at the moment, the consequences of taking all those large bites aren’t quite as appetizing. Read More