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Come and download Peter Hundermark's Do Better Scrum!
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Enjoyed the opportunity to share some thoughts on applying agile at scale at the @CWC_PMI meet in Vancouver last night.
Managing the evolution of a single product working with a small number of teams is somewhat straightforward. Working from a single backlog, the product roadmap becomes relatively easy to visualize, and planning and tracking is simple. As we increase the complexity of the product, things become harder. Different teams require different backlogs. Different products require work from different teams. Before you know it, there are lots of independent...
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I think more than anything our education and work flattens out our creativity as we learn to conform and meet broad expectations. At elementary school creativity is rampant. We learn to be less creative, so bringing creativity back should certainly be possible
Fast Company polled its Most Creative People to better understand their muses, inspirations, and creative processes. The good news is that 73 believe...
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Not surprised that sitting at your desk is difficult to be creative.  I think the challenging part (or where we need to be creative next) is how do those that primarily use things like computers to actually do their work, transition between the creative space and the space where the work needs to be executed.
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Standing room only for the GB team!
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The story of LEGO...

Rather special little video around an inspiring story...
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It'a actually a part of the video they show in Billund at Legoland :-) very nice and touching true story
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Dug up this talk from TEDxMunich in 2010 - I remember the focus on getting consensus from some of the toughest audiences - world leaders! - 
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Enjoyed the simple explanation of focussing on the constraint, not on local optimization...
focused on improving the overall financial fitness of Manufacturing, Healthcare, MRO, organization, unique blend of Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints
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The ability to course correct is more valuable than the ability to have great ideas. And its worth listening the rest of the video to catch that nugget at the end...
How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms.
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agile42 has always believed that Agile is more about a change in mindset than yet-another-process-definition. Becoming Agile as an organization goes beyond focusing only on Product Development and Delivery dimensions. It permeates the whole organization.

Over the past years we have been helping many companies to successfully convert into Agile organizations and we have created from our experience the Enterprise Transition Framework™ (ETF).
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Really - nearly every conf call I've been on has one of these things happening. 
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The case for hierarchy - well, really the case for just-enough hierarchy
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Isn't that the delicate balance we always play.  Not totally one way or totally the other, but just enough.  We all want the quick wins by going in one direction too far and thus the pendulum swings.  If we keep the right balance it would probably be for our benefit, but it probably isn't easy to achieve.
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From back in the day - Leading Agile Change presented at AgileVancouver's Much Ado About Agile 2011 Conference
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  • University of Edinburgh
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agile coach, dad, internet veteran, husband, entrepreneur, occasional seismologist, newly minted canadian
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Agile coach/change consultant based in Vancouver looking for companies with the courage to change, realise benefits far ahead of the curve that surprise your competitors and make your customers love you, talk about you, buy your product/service, and tell the world about you

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enterprise agile coach, Certified Scrum Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer
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    Enterprise Agile Coach, 2010 - present
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agile42
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On Friday, April 3rd, I’ll get the chance to talk with other Agile practitioners at Mile High Agile 2015 about a topic I’ve ;been excited ab

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training in Vancouver, Canada – Feb. 10, 2015
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2-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training in English with Dave Sharrock in Vancouver, from 02/10/15

How Zappos Uses One-Week Work Sprints To Launch Big Projects Fast | Fast...
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Zappos Labs launched an innovative new service in just 12 weeks by committing to flexible, collaborative chunks of work, one week at a time.

Can Creativity Be Taught? 73% Of Creative People Say Yes
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Fast Company polled its Most Creative People to better understand their muses, inspirations, and creative processes. The good news is that 7

The Case for Hierarchy
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As Stanford GSB professor Bob Sutton explains in a recent essay, there are plenty of positives to be found in traditional organizational str

Focus and Leverage: Focus and Leverage Part 290
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focused on improving the overall financial fitness of Manufacturing, Healthcare, MRO, organization, unique blend of Lean, Six Sigma and the

Why You May Need an 'Agile Coach' (Whatever One Is)
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Ask an 'agile coach' what he or she does and the answer could range from write code to run meetings. It's not what you'd necessarily expect

Hop, Skip, And Jump Across The Street With New Artist-Designed Crosswalks
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Clever graphics brighten up the streets of Baltimore. Why walk across the street when you could hopscotch?

2 important agile marketing insights from HubSpot's CMO - Chief Marketin...
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Kudos to Frank Days, John Cass, and now Amy Callahan, who have kicked started the Boston Agile Marketing Meet-Up back into gear over the pas

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Ag...
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Sure cleaning out your inbox can feel productive but you're really not accomplishing anything.

Have a structure for your coaching conversation
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A coaching conversation is conducted on two levels, the conversation level and the meta level, and as a coach you are constantly acting on b

How our brains work when we are creative: The science of great ideas - -...
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Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do. I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect them t

Starship troupers
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SPACE, as Douglas Adams pointed out in “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, is big. Really big. It is so big, in fact, that even science

Retrospectives that Rock
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If your retrospectives are timely, targeted and without undue influence the tendency to skip them, or direct their outcome, is diminished