Wednesday, December 26, 2018

How To Kickstart your own Great Scrum Journey?

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Business Requirements vs Functional Requirements

What a Business Requirement is NOT: A Functional Requirement

Sunday, December 9, 2018

How to measure agile culture change and why?

"You measure culture because you want to ensure you have a culture that supports your strategic objectives in a manner that does not conflict with your values." 

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

User stories for agile marketing are a bit different

Make user stories the language of your Marketing team

Saturday, November 17, 2018

CIO is not just about technology anymore

What does it mean to lead IT in Agile environment?

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why rotating executives roles is the future of of dealing with fast moving business?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Dysfunctional Senior Managers - when they Don't get a long.

What to do when two big volatile egos banging against each other and they just don't get along? If trust breaks down and people do not collaborate as conflicts begin to emerge, the tension can take on a life of its own and spill into the personal realm.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

What is the difference between a Product Roadmap and a Project Roadmap?

Sunday, November 4, 2018

How to structure Product Management?

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Why you Don't Fire Bad Employees, and why you should “Hire slow, fire fast.”?

Many entrepreneurs struggle with this decision and delay the inevitable, causing unnecessary strain on themselves, their employees, customers, and certainly on company revenues.

Uncontrolled managers emotions costs us with employee performance

To be in control of one’s emotions means maintaining personal composure during times of stress, when things are uncertain, or when faced with conflict or disagreement. Emotional control is important during times of organizational change or when dealing with difficult employee situations. Unfortunately, some employees believe their bosses are not only bad, but so terrible that they cause employees to feel disengaged at work. A problem that is costing the US workforce over $400 Billion in lost productivity per year.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What Is the Difference between an Agile Coach and a ScrumMaster?

While according to the 'Book' Scrum Master and Agile Coach are two names for the same thing, the market place makes clear differences between the two roles. And they are huge.

Monday, October 15, 2018

What are the Measurements of HR in agile transformation?

Saturday, October 6, 2018

The tribe leadership in full-stack agile model

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Online Free Course - Agile Product Owner - Basics (request access)

The Product Owner Mindset

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Recognize It, Agile can be stressful.

"The constant strive for improvement, the relentless drive for feedback, the subsequent changes in direction and the incessant social interactions practiced by successful agile teams can create stress just as easily as a death-march project."

Monday, September 24, 2018

There is no such thing as Best Practices any more

One of the most common reasons for pursuing best practices in a given area is to avoid having to "reinvent the wheel." Part of the problem is with assumptions. “If this wasn’t the best way of doing things, I’m sure it would have disappeared by now,” is a logical fallacy and an unfortunately common refrain. Advisors and leaders have to be ready to build business models that don’t necessarily have a precedent.

How to Deal with Difficult Stakeholders?

"It takes time to do things well and get to the outcomes you want. There is no easy button for effectively managing stakeholders. Leverage resources to assess them and put a real plan in place to engage them in the right way"

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The challenges with resource management in agile projects

How to make agile work in fast growing companies? Startups

How to deliver quality working software without QA or Testers?

When you don’t have a QA safety net between you and production, you are going to take quality a lot more seriously.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

What is the effect of team empowerment on team performance?

Does empowering leadership style link to improved job performance? and is it true for all types of performance?

Friday, September 7, 2018

Facilitating a Backlog Creation Workshop

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Is Product Owner part of the #scrum team?

Scrum Master Vs. Product Owner

The Product Owner and Scrum master complement each other. There should be an amicable relationship between them Disputes may happen between them if the roles are not clarified or the mindset behind those roles are not set as it should.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

#Agile Military style - a winner.

Using agile mindset  in the Military will win wars and improve performance  . Here's how.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

How to develop 'Working teams' coaching Approach?

Team coaching is becoming a popular concept. What are the concepts and approaches we need to develop when wanting to coach our teams to higher levels of performance?

#Scrum board tips and tricks

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Making the entire organization agile - Howto ?

Technical team can not be truly agile if HR, finance, and management are not. But agile is not a methodology: it's a different mindset. This mindset should be adopted if the organization wants to survive in the new business environment of today.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Accountability vs. Responsibility vs. Authority

These terms are almost always confused, interchanged and usually poorly understood.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

What is #noprojects ? A Culture of Continuous Value

If You Need to Start a Project, You’ve Already Failed "#noprojects is not about getting rid of projects and project managers, but about being able to continuously deliverer value to customers. It takes a culture where people work towards outcomes, a culture that truly embraces change and fosters continuous improvement as Evan and Shane explain in their book #noprojects - a culture of continuous value."

Monday, August 6, 2018

#Agile and #Autism Friends or Foe?

There are a higher number than average of people with high functioning autistic in high-tech jobs. These are generally highly technical jobs but for the last 10 years or so they also demand an interaction skills with others in order to achieve business goals.
So how people with an ASD would fit into agile. We can imagine agile as a barrier, or is it just the opposite?

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Why you want an Autistic on your tech team? #autism

"PayPal founder and Facebook investor, Peter Thiel, writes in his book “Zero to One,”

The hazards of imitative competition may partially explain why individuals with an Asperger’s-like social ineptitude seem to be at an advantage in Silicon Valley today. If you’re less sensitive to social cues, then you’re less likely to do the same thing as everyone around you.

Thiel is not alone in believing that people with Asperger’s possess natural skills and abilities prized in the competitive world of technology"

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Why #Scrum meetings are boring and ineffective ?

"According to MeetingKing, 11 million meetings occur in the US every business day, and waste $37 billion in lost time each year. Maybe you are in a boring meeting right now, reading this.   We typically complain we have too many meetings, but the real issue is that the meetings normally aren't very effective.”

Sunday, July 29, 2018

#Kanban Board example For requirements management

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Agile Marketing Manifesto Explained

Why higher management needs Couples Therapy?

Relationship problems between executives are among the biggest reasons companies fail to deliver. So, looking for help before things go downhill  is  a good idea .It is critical to the success of the organization that disagreements be managed without lasting interpersonal damage.We also need to focus on the emotional side of professional disagreements as well as the rules and roles as any family therapy does. lacking this point of view will probably fail our delivery.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

How to Structure an Agile Organisation?

"An organisation that is positioned to adapt to the changing needs of their customers, needs a complementary organisational structure that is both efficient and highly functional. This means a change in the way we think about our organisation. Rather than see the organisation as a pyramid, with executives at the top, graduates and entry level positions at the bottom and everyone else in between; start to think of it has a bee-hive. Hundreds of cells, collaborating towards common goals and outcomes, but ultimately independent in action"

Friday, July 20, 2018

Driving an Agile adoption - Steps

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

What Does an Agile Project Plan Look Like?

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Are daily stand ups the same for Kanban and Scrum teams?

Thursday, July 5, 2018

How internal Agile coaches are important when organizations want to increase their agile maturity?

Many transformations toward Agile are rolling back as soon the external experts start leaving the organization. Internal Agile coaches are the maintenance team and the living spirit of the agile mindset for an Agile organization and fundamental for the success. An organization profits most if they combine both. The responsible of the internal coaches is to manage the integration of the external coaches following this mindset.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Why do we need agile flexible teams Structure?

Who says you need stable teams in order to build a successful software company? Don’t fall in love with your organizational structure.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Is it hard to work in an open space Offices and why will this concept survive??

The original idea of open space office is designed back in 1950 by a team in Hamburg, who thought that this would ease communication between employees.

Today, about 70% of all working areas adopted this trend, so we assume that it works. and some not.  But this concept is here to stay.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

How to communicate agile transformation?

"The change idea itself will steadily evolve. This is not a matter of crafting a vision and then rolling it out across the organization. It's not a mechanical eight-step program. It's about continuously adapting the idea to the evolving circumstances of the organization. As the organization and everyone in it adapts the story of change to their own context, each individual comes to own it."

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Do we always need a scrum master ?

Does the Scrum Master Role Ever Go Away? "Having a special person who only does SM duties is like having a person who only does database work, or a person that only works on the UI. It just doesn’t fit into a cross-functional team experience. Worse yet, it starts creating a wall between the developers and the rest of the organization."

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The future software engineer skills - Raise the bar

The future software engineers need to develop appropriate set of skills so that in 5 or 10 years’ time they can embrace what’s yet to come readily and confidently enough.

How To Properly Measure Employee Engagement?

Measuring Engagement Is Tough Because It’s Hard To Define.  Every employer has heard the words "employee engagement," but do most executives truly understand what it means? More importantly, do they know how to measure it?

How to measure soft skills?