PMO in a New Key

Posted on 09. Mar, 2010 by .

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The title of a book I read in college has always stuck with me: Philosophy in a New Key. It marked the beginning of a new conversation about how philosophy was done. I am intending something similar with a new whitepaper about PMOs in the Agile age. My attempt to frame a new discussion about […]

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Tao of Scrum (II)

Posted on 31. Jan, 2010 by .

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This is the second of three posts, inspired by the Tao Te Ching (Dao De Jing). The basic rules, in this Taoist-like format, are a kind of Ri (expert or master) version of Scrum. In this post are the second five rules, defining the events or ceremonies of Scrum. The Tao of Events Release Planning […]

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The Tao of Scrum

Posted on 23. Jan, 2010 by .

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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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Conflict, Diversity & Appreciation

Posted on 04. Oct, 2009 by .

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My friend Jean Tabaka recently posted what may become a seminal blog (who knows, eh?) on a process of escalating conflict she sees within the Agile community (Escalation is Killing Agile). It soon made the Twitter rounds and then ignited a storm of comments, including some that seemed to actually illustrate Jean’s point. My primary […]

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The Speed of Culture

Posted on 01. Oct, 2009 by .

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Nothing is as fast (or impactful) as trust, whether high or low. That is the message of Stephen M.R. Covey’s book The Speed of Trust. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Covey highlights that we are in a crisis of (mostly lack of) trust. It is killing us. Restoring trust–in society, in our businesses, […]

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Meet us in Chicago

Posted on 19. Aug, 2009 by .

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Yes, we will be in Chicago for the premier conference, Agile 2009! I am giving two presentations, announcing some new service packages, and making a special conference offer. My major presentation is a half-day tutorial on Wednesday afternoon (2-5:30). The title is Creating Your Enterprise Adoption Plan: A Seven Layer Framework. It is aimed at folks […]

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