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In Person Retrospectives Are “Retro” – Tips For The Remote Transition

Agile values face to face communication so much that the manifesto made room for it as 1of 12 principles. As the world continues to grapple with the effects of COVID-19, it is clear that agilists need to adapt. One of the most challenging ceremonies to adapt for a formerly colocated Scrum team is the sprint retrospective. Here are some tips and tricks to make your remote retrospectives effective, engaged, and efficient.

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I’m An Agile Girl, Living In An Agile World (and I didn’t even know it)

Many leadership styles that are not explicitly considered agile align themselves with Agile. This blog post is intended to serve as a bridge between the more traditional Agilistas and us- the outsiders (people who may even be intimated walking into the IT department). If software development isn't your jam, but you'd like to explore introducing some Agile-like practices into your work, keep reading.

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Leading an Effective Retrospective

The ability to self-reflect is powerful, but the capacity to act on those observations is a potent lever that can take your team to the next level. This article provides tips and thoughts for your consideration when leading a retrospective. However, it will always be up to you (and your team) to bring context, guts, and humbleness to practice continuous improvement.

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Daily Stand-Up Demystified – Help your team kick …. challenges out of the way

As organizations dabble with the idea of starting Scrum or Agile one of the 1st things implemented is the daily stand up. This is with good reason – it is a powerful tool and, on the surface, takes little effort (just 15 minutes a day!). If you’re thinking of instituting the daily stand up with your team you should ask yourself 3 questions:

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Algorithms to Lead By – Decentralized Decision Making, Exploration, and Exploitation

Leadership is about much more than control – it is about using situational behavior to exert influence in a manner that achieve beneficial outcomes. It is about getting the most out of the resources you have available to you. In a world that continues to value data more and more by the day, every manager has a powerful but underutilized tool at their disposal – algorithms. Each team member is a unique algorithm capable of processing data in a...

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