Bosses? Agile don’t need no stinkin’ bosses!

Where does the traditional, hierarchical role of “Boss” or the Agile Manager role fit in at an organization that is guided by the values and principles of the Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and …

Team Daily Stand Up – What Does Great Look Like?

Don’t let the simplicity of the daily stand up agenda – “Yesterday, today, in my way” – fool you into thinking that it is easy to master. Behind this elegant minimalism you’ll discover fine grained coordination, emergent discovery, accountability, and the heartbeat for an entire team. Know what a good stand up looks like …

Unapologetic Accountability: Effective Teamwork and Collaboration

I don’t recall exactly where I read this: Teamwork is a worthy goal. And there is no disputing that it is uniquely powerful – enabling groups of people to achieve more collectively than they could have ever imagined doing apart. However, the demands of real teamwork cannot be underestimated. On high performance …