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Managing Challenging Personalities in Meetings

6 Personalities in Meetings – The Swoop-and-Pooper

Ever received late round feedback that caused you to go back to the drawing board? Learn to facilitate meetings so late feedback doesn’t derail your project in the second article of our 6 Challenging Personality Types series.

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Announcing Agile 2.0.0 - The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Announcing Agile 2.0.0 – The Newest and Bestest Agile Ever

Thought Agile was good? Well Agile 2.0.0 is great! Toilet paper math, more meetings, what could go wrong? Absolutely nothing. Happy April Fools Day!

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How to Manage Challenging Personality Types in Meetings

How to Manage 6 Challenging Personality Types in Meetings

Managing a team can be difficult. A team is made up of different personalities, and some are more challenging than others. Learn how to adapt your facilitation techniques to accommodate different personalities and communication styles.

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Why is Change So Hard and So Important?

Why is Change So Hard and So Important?

Driving change is one of the most important things we do as leaders. Organizations are often resistant to change. We’ll teach you how to effectively lead change against this resistance.

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The Fear Trust Balance

Why Fear Is Keeping You From Embracing Agile

Resistance to the unknown, or change, can be the very thing stopping you from embracing Agile Software Development. How do you overcome that fear? Read on!

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Dont Wait - Collaborate - 4 Steps to Unlock Productivity in Your Team

How to Drive Team Productivity with Collaboration

Once upon a time, there was a smart person who was stuck on a problem. And the world ended. Or at least, that’s what some people apparently think will happen. But the reality is, smart people get stuck! We work in teams because it’s not reasonable to think that one person can do it all,…

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The Definition of Ready

1 Simple Thing That Will Make Your Team Crush It

Is your team slow or do you think they could be faster? You can save them many wasted hours per week with a single short meeting called the Definition of Ready. Learning what exactly is meant by a user story or ticket is a great hidden inefficiency in agile teams. Think about this scenario: A…

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Disruptive Technology Management

Disruptive Technology Management

Headlines scream disruptive technology! Cloud Computing, Smartphones, Blockchain, AI, Internet of Things, the list goes on and on. We are surrounded by a sea of disruptive technologies. There is no escaping it. Sooner or later your customer needs are going to drive your business to move to one or more of these technologies. Disruptive Technology…

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The Danger of Unrealistic Expectations in Software

The Danger of Unrealistic Expectations in Software

When delivering great software, product and project managers connect many elements. Sometimes the process is like finishing a puzzle; other times it is like fixing broken glass. The pieces may still fit together, but handling them can be dangerous. This is particularly true when handling expectations for software. Years ago, I joined a fast-growing SaaS…

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Mastering Swarm Facilitation

Mastering Swarm Facilitation

Successful swarm facilitation is about building relations and trust with team members. Similar to an agile scrum team, a swarm is a lean kanban team focused on delivering software. Being a good swarm facilitator is more about enabling a team to realize its greatest potential and less about your personal status or title. Facilitators need…

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