May 15, 2020
It's All About Trust

This is a sticky subject. In all the books about Agile and Scrum, there are comments regarding the importance of having co-located, dedicated, persistent teams. The idea is that teams who work together closely and consistently daily will grow together, perform better, and be more predictable. In this day and age, co-located teams are not […]

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May 1, 2020
Storming Happens

In 1965, Bruce Tuckman identified the five developmental stages a team goes through: Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning. When you first join a group, whether it's a team at work, a community project, or even becoming part of a family, you enter the act of forming. In my experience, whenever a person is added […]

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April 17, 2020
Responding to Change

2020 has forced people to become more Agile, whether they wanted to or not. As the pandemic spread, companies were forced to change how they conducted business and these changes happened swiftly. So what prevents people and companies from taking action and adopting these same practices overall? Because change is difficult. Change feels uncomfortable, and […]

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April 3, 2020
The Value of Reflection

Insanity: doing the same things over and over and expecting different results. This quote is credited to Albert Einstein (and many others). Regardless of who said it first, it rings true in all aspects of life. As humans, we strive for continuous improvement, whether we realize it or not. No one wants to stay where […]

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March 6, 2020
Develop an Agile Mindset

According to, a mindset is an attitude, disposition or mood. If the Agile Manifesto is a set of values and principles that lead to a mindset, then it would make sense that the Manifesto is a guide to help teams and organizations formulate their desired attitude and approach for getting things done. Wait! After […]

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February 7, 2020
Agile is a Mindset

If your organization is on an Agile journey, you're probably aware that Agile is all about mindset; however, if you've only read articles in the past few years, you've probably seen the term being used more as if it's a methodology. I just want to be clear that I think of Agile as a set […]

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