Trust, Ownership, and Vision: Necessary Conditions for Great Team Performance

Three rivers – Trust,¬†Ownership, and Vision – flow and converge into a confluence that helps create the necessary conditions for high performance, self-managing teams. Teams that adapt quickly to what their customers want. Teams that deliver great business value at a sustainable pace. Teams that are filled with happy people. …

Lines of Inquiry: Agile Communication and Collaboration

Early in my journey, I operated under many assumptions. One particular one (embarrassing now) was that having exact processes and workflows with good documentation would be enough. Ah, silly me, depending so heavily on best practices. Thank goodness for the patient mentors and co-workers that have helped me learn better …

Sorry, I’m Afraid We’re Fresh Out of Agile

Agile is not a noun I read that ^ somewhere on the innerwebs so it must be true. If you don’t believe me, look “agile” up in a respectable dictionary. Here’s what I find: [aj-uh l, -ahyl] adjective 1. quick and well-coordinated in movement; lithe 2. active; lively 3. marked by an ability to …

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