Don’t Hate Your Job…There Really is Greater Happiness

Some accepted an invitation. Others arrived serendipitously. Me, I became aware of Happy Melly after reading the book Management 3.0: Leading Agile Developers, Developing Agile Leaders.  I followed a few different breadcrumbs: from the online resources on the “hub” or by noticing Melly’s smiling face on blog posts. Something resonated. At Happy …

Lean Agile Best Practices, Values, Principles and Virtues

I often hear the question: “What is the [insert: agile, scrum, kanban, xp] best practice for situation xyz?.” I’ve recently come to the conclusion that the answer is simple and universal: “Agile Best Practices? Those which work now, or might work soon if you gave ’em a shot.” Yes, methodologies …

Setting Agile Team Expectations and Agreements

By communicating clear expectation and agreements,  teams create an environment where positive norms – rather than default habits – become their operating guidelines. Think of the “Team Agreements” as the glue that helps binds a team together. This glue: Fosters trust and openness Creates a common vision Generates a nutrient rich environment for …