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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...
27
APR
2015

Can Scrum Really Work Miracles? Take a Fearless Journey and Find Out

“That is just the way things are around, best to get used to it.” “If you could fix that, things would really change around here, but that won’t ever happen.” “If it were up to me, I would let you visit the end users, but it is not me you have...
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...
16
MAR
2015

Peopleware: Productive Teams and Projects

“The major problems of systems work [software development] are not so much technological as sociological” First published in 1987, Tom DeMarco and Timothy Lister were some of the earliest people to think of software development primarily of a human challenge rather than a...
03
MAR
2015

How to Fix Weak Retrospective Action Items

If your Scrum Team regularly cites “Better Communication”, “Improve Quality”, “Less Stress”, “More Teamwork”, etc., etc. as Retrospective Action Items, consider me completely unimpressed.  I like fixing those things, but as Action...
30
JAN
2015

Can the Sprint Goal Be Altered? Yes!

The title of this post is somewhat of a contradiction, but I am OK with contradicting myself from time-to-time.  On the Certified ScrumMaster’s LinkedIn group there was an interesting conversation about what should a Team do when they have finished all their work before the...