Operational Applications of Standup Meetings

The standup meeting is a hallmark of Agile. To recap, the standup meeting, sometimes called the “daily scrum,” is named so due to the attendees physically standing during the meeting. By its very nature, the standup meeting is intended to communicate status information very quickly as the meetings are timeboxed so that participants get to … Read More

Leadership defines the container for the team to work in

When you are a leader, you have to be in control. Remember that control does not mean micro-management, but it also does not mean sit back and let it handle itself. Your team needs to have the parameters defined for them as to where they can work, how they can work, what resources are available, … Read More

Role, Function, and Purpose. Not the same things.

You may feel like you’re headed back to English class, but let’s take a minute and discuss the semantics behind Role, Function, and Purpose as words themselves. They are individual words within the English language that often get used interchangeably when in fact, each word has not only it’s own meaning, but it’s own usage … Read More