Archive for 'Agile'

#Stoos, the Yellow vMeme, and the Coming Management Evolution

Posted on 11. Jan, 2012 by Michael Spayd.

2

Last weekend I had the good fortune of joining twenty other forward thinking souls in #Stoos, Switzerland, to put our heads and hearts together. Our focus: accelerating the transformation of organizations—and especially management—in the 21st century. The problem might be summed up as mechanistic, monetized thinking which values money per se and control at the [...]

Continue Reading

Gratitude

Posted on 24. Nov, 2011 by Michael Spayd.

0

You really have to love Thanksgiving. It is such a non-conflicted holiday for many of us. Lowered expectations compared to the ones to follow, more pure joy, and that mother of all virtues, gratitude. Being grateful creates a state of humility and openness in us. Acknowledging and being thankful for our blessings paves the way [...]

Continue Reading

Why Coach Training Matters

Posted on 22. Nov, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

0

The week before last, I had the honor of supporting twenty Agile Coaches in taking a significant step in their development as coaches. Lyssa Adkins led the Coaching Agile Teams class from the front of the room, I led from the back, guardian of the space. It was a powerful experience for all of us!
Leading [...]

Continue Reading

Why Coaching Matters

Posted on 01. Nov, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

0

As I prepare to help my friend Lyssa Adkins conduct the Coaching Agile Teams class in San Francisco this week, I started reflecting on all this coaching stuff.  Why does the ability to coach individual members of the project community–and the team as a whole–really matter? I sought inspiration in the core coaching competencies defined [...]

Continue Reading

Courage, Convictions & Neutrality

Posted on 26. Aug, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

7

I have been struck lately by two observations which are ironically related. One is when we as Agile Coaches want to persuade. We try to persuade our constituents and stakeholders to take certain actions, to be more Agile, to ‘really’do the practices, to be an Agile manager, to be an Agile enterprise. Mainly, we exhort [...]

Continue Reading

Agile & Culture: The Results

Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by Michael Spayd.

5

In May this year, I began a survey on Agile and Culture, covering the three big methods: Scrum, XP, and Lean-Kanban. I solicited participation on several major lists (scrumdevelopment, leandevelopment, and extremeprogramming) and from a couple of organizational clients. Approximately 120 people responded.
The results were confirming on the one hand, surprising on the other. As [...]

Continue Reading