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07
JUL
2015

Escape from Waterfall Island (Part 1 of 2)

“Mayday!  Mayday!  We are stuck on Waterfall Island!  Please send help immediately!”  If you received this alert, how might you respond to the citizens of Waterfall Island? At the Scrum Gathering in Phoenix, Peter Stevens from Switzerland offered this provocative list...
16
JUN
2015

28 Ways to Stop Wasting Time (Part 2 of 2)

Let’s finish up our list of ways to improve the focus of your Team at work with twelve new ideas.  In this article I am going to concentrate on ideas that will enhance how the Team responds to emergent working and dealing with distractions.  For ideas on how to boost focus...
11
JUN
2015

Play with Story Cubes & Write Better User Stories at Scrum Gathering Prague

June 11th 2015 San Diego, CA – great news for people who want more from their user stories!  Great news 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,...
04
JUN
2015

28 Ways to Stop Wasting Time (Part 1 of 2)

One of the basic goals of Scrum is to get work done.  If you are not getting more done, you are not doing Scrum right.  A lot of business leaders and executives like to call this “improved productivity” and almost all of my clients are drawn to Scrum because they believe Scrum...
26
MAY
2015

Lyssa Adkins & Michael Spayd Bring Coaching Agile Teams 3.0 to San Diego

May 26, 2015 San Diego, CA –  Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce Lyssa Adkins and Michael Spayd, from the Agile Coaching Institute, will be coming to town from June 9th to 11th to conduct a three-day Coaching Agile Teams 3.0 course.  This special event, held in...
25
MAY
2015

Letting Go of Knowing – Scrum Gathering Phoenix 2015

“I could be wrong” Mike Cohn at the Scrum Gathering Phoenix At the beginning of the month, I had the opportunity to attend the Scrum Gathering in Phoenix and present a session on Lift Off. It had been about two years since I went to a Gathering and I was SO happy that I attended...
12
MAY
2015

Get Better Facilitation Today For Just $13.99!

For just a small investment of $13.99, you can have your very own facilitation starter kit!  It has post-its!  It has Sharpies!  It has stickers!  It has everything you need for your next collaborative, engaging and productive conversation with the Team, your users and the...
29
APR
2015

Have You Lost Hope with Scrum?

Then you need to play Fearless Journey, a game to restore your hope.  In my last post, I introduced the game Fearless Journey and shared how the objective of Fearless Journey is to discover a new reality that is transformational in nature.  Normally, we focus on the little...
07
APR
2015

The Retrospective Prime Directive Is Kinda Silly

I am not a huge fan of the Retrospective Prime Directive since I find it to be fairly empty and lacks authenticity.  For those of you unfamiliar with the Retrospective Prime Directive, take a look at the text below, and form your own opinions. “Regardless of what we...
21
MAR
2015

What is Teamicide?

You ever wonder if organizations even want teams at all?  I hear a lot of people in business talk all about the importance of team empowerment and how teams are vital to the business.  Then I watch what they do.  At times business act in ways that positively diminish the impact...