Yearly Archives: 2020

Webinar: Intro to the Team Level Up workshop

It was a pleasure to work with several people today. We were discussing our new “Team Level Up workshop”. This is an in-house workshop to enable your Team to do two things: (a) level set on what agile-scrum is (typically we find a lot of holes, mis-understandings and disagreements) (b) agree on how to Level […]

How to start a Great Team

Do we want to have a great Team? I think we definitely want that.  To be fair, though, do we ask ourselves that question? I think not.  So, ask yourself that question, and resolve that you WANT to create a great team. OK, yes, you have to define what a great team is, to some […]

Webinar: A Real Team + A better Sprint Planning Meeting

Above is the title of the webinar for today. Below is the slide deck.  It’s about 30 minutes on each topic, including discussion and questions. Webinar- Real Team + better SPM V2 And here is the video: Enjoy!

Ideas Behind Agile Planning: It Helps to Have a Plan

This idea is a bit controversial, depending on who you talk to. First, let’s agree partly with the opposite idea. It can be painful to have a plan.  It can hurt.  Especially if managers have locked it in stone, as we say, and want to punish us if we are a day late (it is […]

Webinar: Building Agile Managers (1)

This is another in our Webinar Series. The overall topic is building agile managers. For this session, I propose two sub-topics, to give us some focus within this huge topic. Two Sub-Topics: How do we want the Manager interacting with the Team? So, we are limiting it this time to one manager and one team.  […]

Webinar: Intro to the Scaling Workshop

We are giving a free webinar about our Scaling workshop. We have given the Scaling workshop 5 times.   Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to take a real situation (maybe 3 teams working together).  And we do the following: (1) Discuss scaling concepts quickly. (2) Discuss the current state in that specific […]

Webinar: Overview of the Team Level Up Workshop

We are giving a free webinar about our Team Level Up workshop. We have given this workshop 3 times recently.   Clients are very happy. The basic idea is to take a new/existing team (or teams) and do two things. (1) Get all the team members and surrounding people on the same page.  Level set.  […]

Ideas behind Agile Planning: Iterative and Incremental

When we start the work (and the plan) we do not know everything. As I have suggested, if we know half of everything we need to know (to have a perfect plan) that, in my experience, would be a better-than-average start. So, we start. And we start with the notion that the plan will never […]

ANN: COVID and Our Courses

Right now… We are only doing online (or virtual or remote) courses or workshops. We do not know when this will end. For now, we are saying that all October courses will be online. We hope that sometime soonish, maybe for September or October, this will change, and therefore we would be doing in-person courses […]

AC: Starting a Great Team

This Agile Carolinas session we will discuss some sub-topics. As before, we will use open space-like rules. Main topic: How to start a great team? Some possible sub-topics (you will get to decide that day): What are the prerequisites? How to gather a great team. What would make a great first project How can the […]