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Agile coach

5 Ways to Kick Imposter Syndrome to the Curb

August 2, 2015

Sometimes, when I get ready to speak in front of a huge room of people, this little voice inside my head pops up and says. “Who do you think you are to be in front of these people? You don’t have anything all that insightful to say. They’re going to find you out. You will […]

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Why offshoring Agile development often doesn’t work

October 7, 2014

Lorraine is a seasoned Agile Coach and Certified Scrum Master with over ten years of Agile experience managing software development and implementation projects. She has published about ‘Agile and offshoring’ and ‘how to improvise Scrum’ in CIO Magazine (, ComputerWorld and the Agile Journal. Lack of communication and teamwork leads to poor productivity and a solution […]

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Getting to Agile and the Coach’s Role

September 23, 2014

Allison Pollard’s goal is “To Teach and Delight.” Her goal is to help people discover and develop their agile instincts. She enjoys mentoring others to become great Scrum Masters, coaching managers to grow teams that deliver amazing results, and fostering communities that provide sustainability for agile transformations. Allison blogs at over at To Teach and […]

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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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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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Become an Agile Whisperer

September 18, 2013

I have had the pleasure to work with Jennifer in the agile coaching classroom.  She is a wonderfully creative and thoughtful coach who blog as at Kanna Glass Studios.  Here she is… Become an Agile Whisperer If you are involved in the Agile movement as a Scrum Master or Agile Coach, you are involved in introducing […]

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Using Kanban to simplify and save time on complex enterprise integration projects

September 6, 2013

Stephanie by South is a Lean Agile Coach from Australia who blogs at bysouth.  She is a Third Culture Kid.  Here she is: Using Kanban to simplify and save time on complex enterprise integration projects Often the introduction of new methodologies and change programs are overwhelming for important professionals whom have no capacity for “another […]

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One-on-Ones in Agile (Transitions)

August 16, 2013

Corinna is an experienced facilitator of Scrum and Kanban teams.  This month, Corinna began a self-financed 6 month sabbatical to create lots off stuff, such as this book on retrospectives. She already has the very cool Retro-Mat website that gives you instant retrospective agenda ideas in 269,573 possible combinations (so far). Corinna blogs at Finding-Marbles.  Here she is: […]

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Leading through Vulnerability

August 1, 2013

I have enjoyed getting to know Em Campbell-Pretty and her writings on agile.  She has a ton of fun and insightful things to say at Adventures in Scaling Agile.   Several of them are linked in this post.  Here’s Em… Leading through Vulnerability When +Jean Tabaka ran her Scaling Collaboration workshop with my team in June, she commented on […]

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Learning How to Be a Scrum Master is Hard

June 6, 2013

Valerie’s full voice can be heard at AgileYammering.  Here she is: I was fortunate enough to co-facilitate a CSM class this week.  What can I say?  It’s been a true learning week for me. It was such a great experience.  It’s good to re-visit the basics again.  Other than this and my own CSM, I have […]

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