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20
MAY
2019

An Ocean of Plastic – #FrameworksForSocialGood

On March 18th, the body of a curvier beaked whale was retrieved from Davao Bay in the Philippines. The cause of death – starvation and dehydration as a result of ingesting ninety pounds of nylon rope, plastic bags, and other plastic objects found stuffed in the animal’s...
05
APR
2019

Avoiding the Middle Management Diffusion Layer & Other Ideas…

How do you run an Agile team when the surrounding environment is decidedly non-Agile, i.e. the rest of the organization has not adopted the Agile Mindset and still retains the Industrial Mindset (waterfall)?  This was a topic of discussion in a recent CSP Fast Pass Coaching...
06
SEP
2018

What is Coaching? (Cheat Sheet Provided)

Coaching is a distinct and powerful skill from the eight other essential skills of a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).  Because coaching is an overloaded word in the English language, let me provide some guidance to describe what I mean when I am referring to coaching. For me,...
04
SEP
2018

Look Forward Sponsoring eXperience Agile 2018

September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal – Look Forward Consulting is extremely proud to announce it is a Gold Level Sponsor of the “eXperience Agile 2018” conference, to be held on October 1 and 2 in Lisbon, Portugal.  This year’s theme for the conference is “Improving Through...
27
MAR
2018

Look Forward Consulting to Sponsor Agile Portugal 2018

March 2018, Lisbon, Portugal – Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Agile Portugal 2018 conference, to be held on May 25, 2018, in Porto, Portugal.  Now in its ninth year, the conference is a slimmed down one-day international event focusing...
26
FEB
2018

Play with Story Cubes & Write Better User Stories at XP 2018 Porto

February 2018 Lisbon, PT – Great news for people who want more from their user stories and for people looking to have more fun at work with Serious Games.  Carlton Nettleton will be taking his insights, ideas and Story Cubes® to help Scrum practitioners, Product Owners and...
15
JAN
2018

Top Ten Blog Posts for 2017

Happy 2018!!!  It’s difficult to believe 2017 is already over!  Since I had a little free time, I looked back at 2017 to see which of my blog posts, out of all my blog posts, were the most popular last year.  here are the results: Fourteen Scrum Case Studies – this is...
11
JAN
2018

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at Agile Connect Porto on January 31st

Lisbon, Portugal (January 2018) – Carlton Nettleton, Certified Scrum Trainer® and President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at the Agile Connect Porto meet-up on January 31, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.  His interactive topic will be “Learning...
29
NOV
2017

Want More Sad People At Work?

If the Team is not committed\bought in on using Scrum, will it work? No.  However, this is going to be true of any process you might adopt – Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP) or traditional project management.  If the your team members are not truly curious to learn...
04
NOV
2017

Look Forward and Innova1st To Sponsor Malta SCRUMDAY 2017

Valletta Malta, November 2017 – Look Forward Consulting and Innova1st Consulting are extremely pleased to announce their sponsorship of the very first ScrumDay Malta conference, to be held on December 1, 2017.  The conference will be held at the St. Martin’s Institute...