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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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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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We’re Learning: Inspiration Emails and Sprint Planning

August 30, 2012

You probably know that I send out a weekly Inspiration Email and have been doing so for 108 weeks running (so far).  If you don’t get this and want to, sign up.  People love it. Well, most of the time. The email contains a thought-provoking quote and a short note from me that I think […]

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Call for certification clients

March 25, 2012

I’ve bit the bullet.  In a few weeks, I start an 8 month certification program in Organization and Relationship Systems Coaching.   I’ve been training in this type of professional coaching for the last year and now I get to practice, practice, practice and be assessed, assessed, assessed.  Getting good is important because this type […]

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Most things work…until they don’t

February 23, 2012

I have a secret to tell you when it comes to facilitating agile teams.  I’ll whisper it to you… Most things work, until they don’t. Yep, that’s it.  That’s the secret.  Whatever facilitation technique you use to help people communicate with one another, just know that any given technique will not work forever. Think of […]

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Top Women in Agile!

December 21, 2011

I was so very happy when my dear friend and agile coach colleague, Kris Blake, let me know that I was listed in agilescout’s “Top Women in Agile Thought Leadership.”  What’s most exciting about this is the company I keep.  The “big hitters” are on the list – Esther Derby, Johanna Rothman, Deborah Hartmann Preuss, […]

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