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Agile Defense by JJ Sutherland

Recently JJ Sutherland (@jjsutherland) presented on the topic of Agile Defense at the local Scrum User Group that I co-organize. I hope to fill in more of what JJ talked about in this post but at the very least below are the slides that he presented that you can download. Enjoy....

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Don’t Leave Relationships to Chance, Design an Alliance

Don’t leave relationships (mentor/mentee, coach/coachee, team) to chance. Design an alliance to ensure a strong foundation of how you will work together as a team. This is similar to setting up working agreements with teams. An example item in the agreement might be that we will be respectful (don’t interrupt)...

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More Agile-related Memes

Below are some more agile-related memes that I have collected over the years and find pretty funny. Enjoy. And some more here … A few more Agile-related Memes If you haven’t seen the first round, here you go … Collection of Agile-related Memes What are some agile-related memes that you...

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Harnessing the Power of the Brain for Change: A Case Study in Culture Change

I recently attended a great webinar, “Harnessing the Power of the Brain for Change: A Case Study in Culture Change” put on by the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP). The speakers were Andrea Barrett, Ed Richardson and Mark Bagin. Below are some of the notes that jumped out at me. Andrea...

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Coaching Agile Teams Workshop in DC this May

Excella Consulting is honored to announce a partnership with the Agile Coaching Institute (ACI) to bring their “Coaching Agile Teams” workshop back to the DC/Metro area. We will be hosting the workshop from May 13th to 15th in Excella’s newly expanded training area. Everyone that we know that has attended...

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Influencer: The Power to Change Anything

Do you struggle with motivating and influencing yourself to change? Do you struggle with motivating and influencing family members (e.g. son, daughter, wife, husband) to try alternatives to the way they currently operate? Do you struggle influencing at the community level (e.g. neighbors, government, etc…)? Many of us do and...

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Music to Help You Focus … Daniel-San

In the immortal words of Mr. Miyagi, “You stay focused. Daniel-san, you best karate still inside you. Now time let out!” Let that sit for a minute. Many of us don’t have Mr. Miyagi (Karate Kid) to help us focus, so I have an alternative, music. A certain type that is....

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Collection of Agile-related Memes

Here is a collection of Agile-related memes that I have collected over the years. The first two I recently made up. Enjoy. The next one below was on reddit the other day. I just tweaked it a little. Next round posted. More Agile-related Memes Here are some other good ones: http://tiny-giant-books.com/blog/agile-memes-part-1/ What are some...

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You Might Have an Agile Mindset When …

… you have a sprint planning meeting with your kids on Friday to prioritize what we need to do and want to do on the weekend … your kids once got upset and said, “Dad, we didn’t get to do our highest priority item this weekend!” … your wife moves the...

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Finding Joe (You), The Hero’s Journey

Answer your call to adventure. Realize your potential. Follow your Bliss! These are the words of Joesph Campbell. The meaning behind these words is expressed fully in the movie, Finding Joe. I can’t thank my buddy, Ben, enough for sharing this movie with me a couple of years ago, it really moved...

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