Why is it so hard to find experienced Product Owners?

May 28, 2014
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Lynn Winterboer – (@agilelynn) With a proven background in a variety of data projects and agile practices, Lynn Winterboer teaches and coaches DW/BI teams on how to effectively apply agile principles and practices to their work. For almost 20 years, Lynn has served in numerous roles within the analytics, business intelligence and data warehousing space. She […]

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Standards are not the answer

May 1, 2014
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Diane Zajac-Woodie (@agilesquirrel) has spent the last six years redefining the business analyst role as more than a requirements dictator. Through open and honest conversations, Diane guides her business partners toward creative solutions that solve problems and eliminate waste. She shares this same approach with her technical teams, facilitating communication, cooperation, and continuous learning to ensure […]

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The Story of Clean Language and the Gecko

April 15, 2014

Andrea Chiou is a consultant in change management, team facilitation, agile and lean methods, and team and personal coaching. She blogs about her experiences at Adaptive Collaboration. When we moved to Africa, and I was just going into 6th grade, I learned by observing that shooting off the tail of a gecko doesn’t do anything […]

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Book Clubs at Work – Are You Serious?

April 1, 2014

Em is a senior manager in Information Management. She is a certified Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant (SPC) and an active member of the Agile community. She frequently speaks about her experiences with Scaling Agile and Agile Data Warehousing at conferences across Australia and the United States. As mentioned in a prior post, the idea for the […]

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Growing Scrum Masters for the Future

March 18, 2014

Helen Meek is an experienced Agile Consultant and Coach with a passion for helping people, teams and organisations succeed and meet their full potential. It’s been a pretty interesting couple of weeks with my adventures taking me to Kingston for a new client (note don’t get on slow train!), holding the Agile Coaching Exchange with Liz Keogh, […]

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I’m being an Agile player

March 4, 2014

Natalie Warnert (@nataliewarnert) blogs at Confessions of a New ScrumMaster.  Here she is, talking about dating Agile. So I’m being an Agile player. I’m dating a few different versions of Agile to see which works best while trying to keep it from the other methods I’m test driving. Don’t tell Scrum that I was scoping out […]

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Combining Kanban and Scrum – lessons from a team of sysadmins

February 6, 2014

Kate Terlecka is an an agile coach and a Professional Scrum Trainer. She wants to change something in the way people in Poland make software, so she founded the Brass Willow initiative, which is bringing together experienced trainers, coaches and technical experts who want to do something more. Kate blogs about Scrum, Lean and Agile at Control […]

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You can’t focus on how far you have to go. Focus on how far you have come.

January 23, 2014

Valerie Santillo is a Perpetual Agile Student who is passionate about this methodology and hungry to learn more. Valerie’s blog, Adventures in Learning, covers all aspect of agile practices, principles, and values.  Here’s Valerie… You can’t focus on how far you have to go. Focus on how far you have come. It doesn’t matter what […]

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Amnesia and Innovation

December 31, 2013

 Peggy Drew is an Agile/lean software development coach and practitioner working in Boston.  Loving new ideas, addicted to learning, happy to be alive. The original article can be viewed online at Peggy Drews blog My first experiment in random connecting and I almost threw the first two words back. The first two  – “Memento” (a 2000 […]

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Techniques for Giving Your Glow

December 15, 2013

Leslie Morse is a coach and trainer in Columbia, South Carolina USA. More from Leslie’s blog can be read at http://www.lesliej.net/category/work-with-leslie/biography/ Techniques for Giving Your Glow is a quick hit list of ways you can help share your light with others and lend a little bit of the credibility, trust, and subject matter authority you’ve […]

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Standup Is About Commitment, Not About “Giving Status”

October 3, 2013

Caroline Sauve is an agile coach from Canada.  I have had the pleasure of interacting with, teaching, and learning from Caroline in the Coaching Agile Teams class and at Agile Coach Camp Canada.  Caroline blogs at agile meditation.  She starts this blog post with a thank you to me.  I gratefully accept your appreciation, Caroline, […]

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