Organizational Culture: Tune into Positives, Negatives, and Celebrations

I am fortunate that I currently work at a place that has a great culture. And coming from past experience, a great culture doesn’t just happen. It’s certainly not the result of “Our Values” being etched on the glass in the lobby. It is the result of many little (and …

Pre-Mortems: Think you’re ready to ship….

…What could possibly go wrong? Here’s an idea: conduct a “pre-mortem” to prepare. The gist of the activity is to consider all that could possibly “go wrong.” Then the conversation switches to a mitigation and action plan. (Maybe the team even does a pre-mortem activity at Lift-Off or at Sprint 0?) You may …