Agile in Change Management: Is Your Company in Dire Need of a Turnaround?

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According to Darrell K. Rigby, Simon Henderson, and Marco D’Avino (Harvard Business Review, 2018) agile turnaround leaders typically take five actions: They communicate — even over-communicate — the strategic ambition to a broader range of people. Since leaders know they will be delegating far more decisions, they ensure that people making those decisions are fully aligned on what to do … Read More

Scrum Alliance’s Certified Agile Leadership Program

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As you have probably heard by now, the Scrum Alliance has officially launched their new Certified Agile Leadership Program. That means that similar to Certified ScrumMaster or Certified Product Owner, leaders in Agile environments can now become Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leaders. This new emphasis on leadership did not come as a surprise to us at … Read More

Global Scrum Gathering 2016 – A Synopsis

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        From The Desk of Brian Rabon: As you probably know, this week was the Global Scrum Gathering in Orlando Florida. Both Braintrust and the new Center For Agile Leadership played large roles in the event this year, culminating with me giving the opening keynote speech in front of 1,100 of my closest … Read More

Scrum Video Tip #8 – Creative Retrospectives

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Braintrust COO, Trainer & Coach Kate Megaw presents 3 creative methods for performing retrospectives.  The modified starfish, boat & learning matrix Get Video Tips Sent Straight to Your Inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name          Last Name         

Scrum Video Tip #7 – Effective Retrospectives

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Braintrust COO, Trainer & Coach Kate Megaw has three tips for effective Sprint Retrospectives Get Video Tips Sent Straight to Your Inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name          Last Name         

Scrum Video Tip #6 – 3 Tips To Be A More Effective ScrumMaster

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What are three things you can do to be a more effective ScrumMaster? Brian uses his dog Madison to give you clues! Get Video Tips Sent Straight to Your Inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name          Last Name         

Annual Performance Reviews – The most un-agile way to provide feedback

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I have one thought on the annual performance review, don’t do it! Think of all the un-agile things that are associated with this outdated practice: Blindsiding people with performance issues that you have been sitting on for some time People acting better (Coming in on-time, etc.) right before their performance review Holding people accountable to … Read More