Category: Book Review

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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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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

I recently read a great article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) called “Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail.” It walks through 8 steps (see below) that lead to transforming and then the 8 most common errors that halt change in its tracks. John Kotter, the author, provides some great...

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The Enterprise and Scrum Book Review

Overall I enjoyed “The Enterprise and Scrum” by Ken Schwaber¬†because it had some great examples of how Scrum can work within a large enterprise. It was a little tough to follow through some of¬†the example uses given for different business enterprises. The final chapter for me was very good. It...

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Scrum Shortcuts Book Review

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners: Agile Tactics, Tools, & Tips by: Ilan Goldstein was a quick read chalked full of useful and immediately applicable tips to use with teams and organizations I work with. And while shortcuts don’t typically work out, the author states, “these are different.” They are more...

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