The Language of Appreciation in the Workplace

I’m a consultant.  Working with one of my current clients as an enterprise agile coach I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact that appreciation has on an organization’s success.  As an enterprise coach I am responsible for, on average, 40 teams.  (Read my last post on “Scaling the Agile Coach” to find out how I’ve been able to successfully … Read More

Scaling the Agile Coach

I hear companies who have adopted scrum and realized how powerful the framework is soon have conversations around, “How do we scale scrum so that we can use it across the enterprise?”  These questions are fair and valid and each company must determine the right answers that will bring success — probably through a series of learning experiments where they … Read More

Team Values Statement

As an agile coach, one of the first things I do when launching new teams is help them to create a Team Values Statement. Traditional working agreements are a declarative agreement by a team regarding how they will work together to bring cohesion and enable collaboration.  They set the ground rules, so to speak, so that everyone knows what field they are playing on.  … Read More

Agile Manifesto — What it means to me

The Agile Manifesto talks about uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it.  It goes on to state that through this work and helping others, four consist values have developed.  To me, these values go far beyond software development and set a platform for making decisions and forming thought processes.  For me, these values … Read More