Golden Rule: We try to practice the Golden Rule (“Do unto others…” and that sort of thing) by exercising reliability, trust and giving back to each other and our community. Success for All: We believe that success for our stakeholders—whether our teammates, clients or shareholders—comes with a sincere focus on continuous learning, selfless teaching and… Read More What is the strangest Job Description you have encountered?
Since I am actively filling out hundreds of job applications, I am entirely bored of the process and feel like my life is sapping away every thousandth time I have to answer that I am a US Citizen and am willing to undergo a background check. So it is not often that I come across… Read More What is the most fun interview question you have encountered?
Agile software development is no longer a “bleeding-edge” approach. Source: What Every Company Should Know About Agile Software Development – MIT Technology Review
What people misunderstand about me I am an introvert, posing as a professional extrovert. Don’t confuse my tendency to work alone in my office with being disengaged. My door’s always open. I speak with conviction, but I’m not set in my thinking. I’m open-minded and always delighted to be shown a better way. I make decisions quickly, but if… Read More Leaders need “User Manuals” – and what I learned by writing mine | Abby Falik from LinkedIn
Once you get the “right people on the bus,” (as taught to us by Jim Collins and his best-seller, Good to Great), a leader’s job is to keep them there by figuring out the elixir of intrinsic motivation. Source: What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks) | LinkedIn While this is a… Read More What Really Motivates Employees (Hint: It’s not carrots or sticks)
ScrumButs are reasons why teams can’t take full advantage of Scrum to solve their problems and realize the full benefits of product development using Scrum. Source: What is ScrumBut? | Scrum.org As somewhat of an antithesis to my previous post on reality and Agile, I present the idea of ScrumBut. For new teams, the ceremonies… Read More What is ScrumBut? | Scrum.org
An article that I have often come back to and referred to a lot of my clients. This article also has a really thought provoking “The Right Conditions for Agile” table that I have found useful when explaining my choice of methodologies to executives. Don’t change structures right away; change roles instead. Many executives assume… Read More Embracing Agile Article from HBR.ORG
Google Hire makes the hiring process easy to submit to and the easy to keep records on. Why is this not being used EVERYWHERE?? Have some of these HR form app vendors actually ever used their own forms? Do they have QA or UAT? So many of them are such a huge waste of time just to… Read More Google Hire
Source: The Analytics Layer for Data Driven Teams – Notion
We are having a snow day in Atlanta. Snowmageddon they call it. Literally, everything is shutting down. We don’t do salt trucks and we don’t have snow plows, and we sure as hell don’t have any experience actually driving on snow. I guess it’s safer this way, and while I am enjoying the unexpected day… Read More 12 Keys to Success with Agile -LeadingAgile