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Don’t Blame Agile for Bad Agile


We should not blame Agile for bad Agile. This article highlights some common issues I have encountered in my consulting and coaching practice. Agile teams are empowered and collaborative. They provide the structure and practices to guide the teams. Team members are empowered. These teams were magical.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

As we ease into the new year, many organizations’ executive teams are ramping up hiring for new talent. All these efforts require precise judgment to hire just-in-time talent, using data to make strategic project decisions at a portfolio, program and project level and launching new high performing teams.


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Building an Effective Agile Transformation Consultant Team

Leading Agile

An Agile Transformation Consultant who wants to lead a successful Transformation is going to need more than a deep understanding of Agile. Rather, it takes a team of consultants performing their duties at multiple levels of the organization. Agile Transformation Consultant: Team Attributes. Experience.

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Development Team Anti-Patterns

TL; DR: Development Team Anti-Patterns. After covering the Scrum Master and the Product Owner, this article addresses Development Team anti-patterns, covering all Scrum Events as well as the Product Backlog artifact. The Role of the Development Team in Scrum. Do you want to get this article in your inbox?

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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Rebel’s Guide to PM

We discussed creating a project team culture. Elizabeth: This week in the Project Management Cafe Facebook group we’ve been talking about team culture and various different bits and pieces, and I know this is something that you’re kind of an expert in, because you’ve been chipping in and answering the questions.

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Why psychological safety enhances the abilities of the Scrum Team

Long has spoonfeeding solutions and off-the-shelf feature descriptions prevailed in many development teams. Although some issues might have been fixed, I rarely see the full potential of a Scrum Team being achieved. Going all-in on predefined features fails to capitalize on hidden ideas in the brains of team members.

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What’s the Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Ben Snyder, CEO of project management training and consultancy firm Systemation. Because of this, Systemation became intimately aware of the project managers’ strengths and weaknesses in performance and was able to reflect back on the assessment results and draw specific conclusions. Ben Snyder.