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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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12 days of Agile transformation

In the spirit of the holidays, here is an Agile transformation themed 12 days of Christmas. Happy Holidays to all and have a Happy New Year! Stay safe! Be sure to play the music while reading. On the first day of Agile transformation my coach sent to me: A product to...

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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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Ux (User Experience) 101 at Excella

The company I work for, Excella Consulting, is an amazing place to work. If you are in the DC area and want to work on some great projects with a great group of people, look them up. One of the great things about the company is that they regularly hold workshops...

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