Monthly Archives: September 2018

Scrum and Power

Many organizations are built around power.  It is an old old idea.  Power and hierarchy — I think I was told — goes back to the days of Babylonia. We think knowledge creation and power do not go well together. No one person knows everything.  Everyone must contribute, at least in a rough feeling of […]

The Team and Fun

Long ago I took a course on Homo Ludens. Man playing. And the idea was that man is in his most natural state when playing. At least for people who innovate, I think this is true. It may also be true of children. It is not true of ascetics, or those who believe they earn […]

Seven Actionable Ideas for NOW.

I gave the attached talk (see slides) to Agile Midlands last Thursday night. Enjoy! Agile Midlands – NOW ver2    

Scrum Guide 2017

Here is the Scrum Guide published in 2017. Scrum-Guide-US-2017

How to Find an Agile Group

Maybe you are new to Agile or new to a new town. How do you find an agile group? Google or Bing or DuckDuckGo is one: Some example searches: “Charlotte Agile groups” “NYC Scrum groups” Other search terms might include different takes on the city, (maybe include state), and some related words, such as lean […]

7 Actionable Ideas Now

This is my outline for a talk with Agile Columbia –  Sept 2018. I made some choices.  You might make different choices.  It certainly does not stand on its own, but I hope you can fill in the blanks pretty well.  Or ask. Start: Here are 7 ideas you can act on today.   Do […]