When Agile Meets a “Non-Agile” Vendor

Complications, contention, and complexities will often emerge when attempting to integrate a non-Agile vendor implementation within an Agile organization or team. From my experience, many vendors already have a phased project plan template established for their portion of the work and this can seem somewhat. What is an Agile team to do if they are […]

Join me and the fine folks from Agile Indy as I share a few thoughts from the book, Becoming a Catalyst: Scrum Master Edition. We’ll be talking about ways to find, encourage, and foster catalysts to accelerate positive culture change.

More details here: http://www.meetup.com/agileindy/events/193378912/

Date: September 10, 2014
Time: 05:30 p.m.
Event: Agile Indy Meetup: Becoming a Catalyst
Topic: Becoming a Catalyst
Venue: Monon Community Center
Location: 1235 Central Park Dr E
Caramel, IN
Public: Public

Fostering the Culture of Agility with Servant Leadership

The phrase “servant leadership” is frequently used when current leadership styles (typically command-and-control) clash with an emerging culture of empowerment and self-organization. “We need our leaders to embody servant leadership” is a comment I recently heard. But what is servant leadership? Do people really know what they are asking for? As Patrick Lencioni states “I’m tired of […]

The Heart Rate Monitor

My desk where I’m currently coaching is surrounded by three Agile teams. Periodically, I’ll just watch and listen to each of them and before long, the heart beat of each team begins to reveal itself. Under “normal” conditions the teams will have a nice steady pulse. They have planned their work effectively, they are having […]

Becoming a Catalyst now available!

Becoming a Catalyst: Scrum Master EditionBecoming a Catalyst, Scrum Master Edition is now available. My hope for readers of the book is to get them excited about the possibilities of the role of Scrum Master. In my opinion, the Scrum Master has been misunderstood and underutilized. With many Agile transformations struggling to sustain lasting change, the Scrum Master has an opportunity to play a vital role in improving the health and responsiveness of your company. Becoming a Catalyst will walk you through a journey of developing 8 important traits and suggest ways to introduce them into your everyday interactions with the people on your team and in your organization.

Pick it up today or share this with the Scrum Masters in your life!