People

How to Recruit and Hire for Agile Teams

Hiring people always involves a bit of risk and when hiring to fill a role on an Agile team the stakes are also very high. The nature…

On-boarding a New Team Member

As a Scrum Master for an Agile team, you will need to bring new team members onto an existing team from time to time. Make them feel…

Culture

Becoming a “Move Together” Team

One of the pleasures of what I do is having a front row seat for the adventure people experience as they form and grow into incredible teams.…

Releasing Organizational Scar Tissue

In a previous post, I mentioned how “scar tissue” begins to form in organizations. This scar tissue forms over time as a workforce becomes numbed or even…

Team Building

Building Out the Vision (Part 2 of the Agile Leadership Engagement Series)

Building Out the Vision (Part 2 of the Agile Leadership Engagement Series)

If you are a director, senior manager or manager in an Agile organization, this post is for you. With an organizational vision in place, you will be…

Encountering Team Turbulence

In 2007, I had the opportunity to join a team of 12 to climb Aconcagua, a 23,000 foot mountain in the Andes of South America. While returning…

Testing and Quality

The Tester and Conversations About Quality

The Tester and Conversations About Quality

In two previous posts, When Developers and Testers Collide and Defending Your Position, we discussed the challenge Agile teams may have when shifting testing activities from a…

When Developers and Testers Collide

In an earlier post I discussed collisions and conflicts which may occur within an Agile environment. A common collision on Agile teams occurs between testers and developers so…

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