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Is There Such a Thing as Over-Communicating?

“No fire fighter ever got criticized for using too much water” – Stephen Poloz. Like the tree that falls in the forest when nobody is around to hear it, if we speak into our microphones while we’re teleworking from home and nobody responds, did we actually say anything? Or, were we just on mute? 🤐 … Continue reading Is There Such a Thing as Over-Communicating?

6 Reasons Why Agile Ways Will Not Be A Casualty of COVID-19

The rainy day we’ve been saving up for has arrived. But, it’s turning into a monsoon of epic proportions. A global burning platform that’s bringing civilization to its knees. A loud and unmistakable punctuation point at the beginning of a new decade. It’s forcing all of us to take stock and stock up for what some believe is a clear and present apocalypse. Will Agile ways survive? [...}

What Happens When Transparency Starts to Slip Away?

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity” – Dalai Lama. When my kids were young, they had much to share whether I asked or not. Barely pausing to take a breath between sentences. Their run-on sentences describing the day’s events were kind of like a kaleidoscope of thoughts and … Continue reading What Happens When Transparency Starts to Slip Away?

Stop Asking Managers to Stop Managing

"You can tell a lot about a person by what's on their playlist" – Mark Ruffalo. Do you have agile managers? There’s an uneasiness in the Agile cosmos. I feel it every time I see the tentative look on the faces of managers supporting Agile ways of working. Most times, a “deer in the headlights” … Continue reading Stop Asking Managers to Stop Managing

The Merits of Open Space Thinking in Everyday Life

“New land is harsh, and vigorous, and sturdy. It scorns evidence of weakness. There is nothing of sham or hypocrisy in it. It is what it is, without an apology.” – J.E. Lawrence What is Open Space? The first time I attended an Agile community event using Open Space Technology, I remember thinking, “Wow! This … Continue reading The Merits of Open Space Thinking in Everyday Life