Agile Coaches: helping or hindering?

Note: this was not intended as an article, but the linkedin update character limit forced my hand. Below is not as polished as I would like. If this content helps you in any way shape or form, please leave a comment to share your learning! Previously posted on linkedin here. As Mike writes in his […]

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Agile Happiness pt.1: The role of Giving/Helping in Agile

A while ago I stumbled upon a great initiative, called Action for Happiness. It is a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Their ideas are based on scientific research and the acronym GREAT DREAM is used to communicate their 10 keys for happier living. The 10 keys are: Giving, Relating, Excercising, Awareness, Trying Out, […]

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Open Plan offices. The nuanced view?

FINALLY a nuanced view on Open Plan offices and how they could benefit certain ways of working. Spoiler alert; very much dependent on the work culture and how the open plan is designed… An open plan works when designed in the context of your team’s dynamics, work style, industry, and culture. … they don’t work if your corporate […]

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The C-suite should be interested in experimentation to make Agile really work

In his article “Why the C-suite isn’t interested in experimentation and how you could change it” @arjanharing discusses his experience talking to C-level execs about how running experiments could accelerate innovation. Go read it, it’s well written and gives some worthwhile insights. When I read it, I immediately started thinking about the touch points of Arjan’s ideas with […]

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Solid advice for anyone looking to improve, as well as employers looking for good people

Thoughts on the linkedin pulse article: Open Letter to Employers on Behalf of Bootcamp Grads (and also to Bootcamp grads) In this ‘open letter’, Tom Goldenberg feels the need to respond to some denigrating comments on Bootcamps and their quality in the tech field.  The takeaways I read however, apply to more than simply ‘Bootcamp grads’. It […]

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