Change Plan & Coaching Contract
In the last article for this series, we are going wrap up the two remaining steps in the process: the Change Plan and the Coaching Contract.Read More
Beginning an Agile Transformation
Photo by Jamie Ginsberg on Unsplash In last month’s newsletter, When is an Agile Transformation the Right Choice?, I discussed what I believe to be the three biggest deterrents to a successful agile transformation. If you have not read this article, I would encourage you to do so. In my opinion, these deterrents must be…Read More
When is an Agile Transformation the Right Choice?
Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash In my last article, “Why Agile in 2021?”, I discussed the relevancy of agile during these turbulent and uncertain times in which we are now living. In this article and several that will follow, I will be presenting information that will hopefully help you to know when an…Read More
Why Agile in 2021?
In these uncertain times of COVID-19, fake news, uncertain employment, and other social and economic problems throughout the world, I believe that we need agile more than ever. That said, I don’t think we need more frameworks, new buzz words, “agile” tools, or new certifications. The Agile Manifesto for Software Development, which was created in…Read More
Agile Values and the Four Pillars of the Agile Mindset
As I travel around the world conducting workshops, people often ask me what ‘best practices,’ processes, tools, and frameworks will make them and their teams more Agile. My response is always the same. “Practices, processes, tools, and frameworks will not make you or your teams more Agile, nor can they guarantee a successful Agile transformation.”…Read More
Co-Active Coach Training from the Perspective of a Left-Brain Agile Coach
That which does not kill us makes us stronger – F. Nietzsche As those of you who follow my blog know, last year I attended the Agile Team Coaching Class with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Hamman. The wealth of knowledge I gained in this class literally changed the course of my life. You may think…Read More
Personal Empowerment and Transparency: Two Cultural Aspects for an Agile Transformation
“Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.” – Eric Butterworth The impact of organizational culture on a successful agile transformation cannot be understated. That said; I believe we must not lose sight of the fact that an organization is composed of many different individuals.…Read More
Integrating Culture into an Agile Transformation – Intro
“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker This is the first in a series of articles that I will be writing concerning the various aspects of individual and organizational culture and their impact on agile transformations. During this journey, I will be providing my own insights, as well as those obtained from the likes…Read More