Archive for April, 2010

Teams: A force of Nature

Posted on 29. Apr, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will [...]

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Coaching Circles, Mentor Groups & Masterminds

Posted on 18. Apr, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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A colleague of mine, Bachan Anand, kindly recorded a brief interview with me about coaching circles. It is available on YouTube. Bachan and I have been working to start an Agile coach mentor group and after a few false starts, finally succeeded!
The backstory here is my exploration of different ideas relating to coaching circles, mentor [...]

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The Tao of Scrum (complete)

Posted on 08. Apr, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

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Following was inspired by the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). I was preparing to teach a new Agile team and wanted a simple version of the rules of Scrum. I started with the Scrum Guide, which I distilled down into 15 basic rules and 53 sub-rules. The basic rules, in this Taoist-like format, are [...]

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