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Jan

12

2015
Four super powers that you wish you had

Four super powers that you wish you had

Image taken from the 2008 film “Hancock” (Colombia Pictures) starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron Extreme Programming Pairing One of the more controversial techniques that XP employs is Paired Programming.  Paired programming is when two developers work on a single task,...

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Dec

22

2014
Do organizations need psychotherapy?

Do organizations need psychotherapy?

The Drama Triangle You may have heard of the Drama Triangle (Stephen Karpman, 1968 ‘Fairy Tales and Script Drama Analysis’).  The Drama Triangle is a social model used in Transactional Analysis (a branch of psychology).  It describes a common ‘game’ that we all sometimes...

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Aug

24

2014
5 Great Questions

5 Great Questions

I was introducing myself to a new client the other day, and had been given the great privilege of having unfettered access to their entire employee base of about 50.  Developers, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Product and Customer Support were all...

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Jul

09

2014
Commit to the Trick

Commit to the Trick

BMX stunt riders, just like any other eXtreme Sport, takes a lot of practice to get right.  When learning a trick, a lot of practice is required.  Most of that time, of course, is spent failing, sometimes in spectacular ways.  Before a...

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Jul

08

2014
Charting an Agile Transformation

Charting an Agile Transformation

  This is an adaptation of a model that I came across recently on http://LeadingAgile.com.  My model is slightly different from theirs, but it serves a similar purpose – to chart the Agile Transformation of an organization. The Dimensions BUDGET &...

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Jul

01

2014
Empowerment Quadrant Tool

Empowerment Quadrant Tool

Last week at our regular Lean &  Agile discussion group, I was introduced to a quadrant tool, used to gage how in control team members are feeling.  There are some similarities between this, and the Cynefin leadership framework, but it...

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Jun

05

2014
Feelings, Facts, Intentions

Feelings, Facts, Intentions

When we judge ourselves, our tendency is to judge ourselves based on our intentions, but to judge others on their actions and results.  Feelings, Facts, Intentions is a simple conversation framework for approaching feedback and conflict situations.  The framework moves...

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