The Lost Art of Management

The Lost Art of Management Daniel James Gullo Organizations that are more progressive and forward thinking may still use the word “management” but in reality, they focus on “leadership” skills and cultivating an environment of collaboration, inclusion, ownership, teamwork. Most of the education I have had over the years has been focused on Leadership.  I […]

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Mind Your Prescriptions !

Mind Your Prescriptions! Leon Sabarsky   Aren’t we trusted advisors and consultants whose job it is to understand the organization and context of the environment/situation, understand/assess the organizational culture, perform a typical Agile assessment and make a recommendation regarding the type(s) of Agile methods which would best benefit and align to the organization, leveraging our […]

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Make Agile Great Again

Make Agile Great Again Daniel James Gullo Over the last 2+ years, I have seen the topic“scaling agility” become the hottest new buzzword and market trend. Everyone from executive leadership to people on development teams are wondering:  “How do we scale?” What they really want to know is:  “How can we eat all the cake, […]

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Battling the False Start(s) of Agile Transformation

Battling the False Start(s) of Agile Transformation Sekhar Burra Insufficient due diligence:  Many transformations are under water because there is little or no due diligence. Proper due diligence exposes the black holes, the organization readiness, hidden value, assumptions, constraints and key major impediments. Remember, the more collaboration with the client partner during this exercise, the […]

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A Year Of Living Peacefully…

A Year Of Living Peacefully… Daniel James Gullo In fact, what I experienced was rudeness and spite; mocking, cyber-bullying, etc.  I was actually quite shocked to see people who I thought were tolerant being the exact opposite. It caused me to take serious stock of what value I was really getting out of Facebook. I calculated the […]

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“Are We Agile Yet??”

“Are We Agile Yet??” Scott MacIntyre A previous employer of mine had become so good at SINO that they truly believed they were practicing Scrum in all its glory. Teams would have a daily 15 minute (usually 20-25) meeting where nothing of value was discussed and side conversations ruled, they would leave, develop for one […]

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The Myth of Objectivity

The Myth of Objectivity Daniel Gullo We are imperfect.  (And, even pureblooded Vulcans are arguably imperfect because “perfect” is a subjective standard…) We respond differently and inconsistently given various environmental conditions and situations.  Our emotions enter into the equation, as well as our physiology; hormones, instincts, etc. People are complex adaptive systems who, together, comprise […]

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Agile Leaders…Be a Yes Man!

Agile Leaders…Be a Yes Man! Bob Galen Lately I’ve been thinking about traditional software leaders who are moving towards agile methods. Typically they take a class or workshop to gain a cursory understanding of agility. Some even take more ‘advanced’ workshops, which are focused towards the leadership shift. Quite often the terms ‘servant’ and ‘leader’ […]

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TRUST – The Unspoken Element of Being Agile

TRUST – The Unspoken Element of Being Agile Madhavi Ledalla Let us recall the difference between a team and a working group. A team is a group of people working towards a shared common goal where as a group is a collection of people who coordinate their individual efforts.   The Trust Blockers and Enablers […]

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