Category Archives: Talks

AC: Open Space on Managers & Agile

Agile Carolinas for October 2020 Meeting We want to have the following session. Topic: Managers & Agile Being consistent with Open Space, this is a fairly open topic. Here are some sessions that you might want (and you get to choose): How much should the Managers drive Agile adoption? Are Managers the last (cultural) frontier? […]

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!

Webinar: On Agile Managers (2 parts)

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: Aggressively Attacking Impediments & Using BV Points

I just did a Webinar on this topic. Below is the PDF of of the Keynote I used.  

LAT Webinar – Your questions

Every month we will do a short 1-hour webinar about questions or issues of concern to you.  (You are welcome to propose topics.) On July 24, we will discuss two topics in that 1 hour: 1. What is Agile Release Planning? I will share my thoughts, somewhat different than the workshop. For examples, what is […]

Michelin’s Agile Journey

Kevin Cosgrove, a great Canadian guy, made a wonderful presentation at Agile Carolinas last Wednesday night. I have three big takeaways, although it includes many great ideas.  (Others might have different take-aways.) 1. Team’s should be 100% dedicated. And (mostly) Michelin was NOT doing this at one time, but NOW is doing this. And a […]

Webinar: When should a ScrumMaster be Full-Time? (video)

Here is the video (slides and voice) of the Webinar, including Q & A. About 40 minutes for the whole thing.  (We went over.) Enjoy!    

Webinar: When to have a Full-Time ScrumMaster?

The simple answer is: usually.  When doing Scrum professionally. We also discuss seven situations where people have a part-time SM.  And give our comments. Here is the slide deck. Fulltime SM V2 On the Full-Time theme, Kerry added some cool pictures of clocks, AKA time machines. We will soon add a link to the video […]

Agile Transformation: 4 Suggestions and Discussion

Last night I was at Agile Midlands in Columbia.  We had a good group of Agilists and discussed Agile Transformation. Here is the slide deck that I used to discuss a few suggestions.  You might enjoy it. Agile Transformation 4+Talk V3

Connecting Agile Planning to Agile Action – 1

“Only connect!” A quote from EM Forster.  And also our theme here. We think that one of the most useful things to connect is Agile Planning to Agile Action. If we connect these and ‘manage’ them well, we think that will lead to greater success.  Notably greater success. *** Let’s explain briefly. First, I just […]