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Agile Alliance Webinar Series

Next Webinar<p>Business Agility Webinar with Steve Forte<p>Tuesday, April 13th<p>12:00 p.m Eastern, 9:00 a.m. Pacific<p>In our next webinar, Steve Forte from …

Webinars

Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing in a Scrum Team

An essential Scrum Master role is to facilitate the formation of new teams, and this is where Tuckman’s “Stages of Group Development” model can …

Project Management

Managing Unplanned and Support Tasks

One challenge engineering teams often face is dealing with work that doesn’t revolve around developing new features but that still requires the …

Project Management

Agile Failure Patterns in Organizations 2.0

TL;DR: Agile Failure Patterns — Why Agile is Simple and Complex at the Same TimeAgile failure seems to be increasingly more prominent nowadays …

Project Management

Agile with a capital ‘A’: A guide to the principles and pitfalls of agile development

Understanding the true principles of agile can give companies the ability to work quickly, boosting efficiency and product success, and, ultimately, …

The Single Most Powerful Tool For Assessing Other People

Assessing other people as you interact with them is one of the most important tools you can utilize in your professional life. It’s to your great advantage to learn how to interpret and then use your subjective reactions to people.<p>Knowing how to read yourself and then what to do with you the …

Empathy

Historias de usuario: en búsqueda del entendimiento compartido

¿Cómo <b>alinearnos</b> mejor con nuestros usuarios? ¿Cómo entender sus necesidades cuando no comprendemos la forma en que escriben los requerimientos? Pues …

Product Portfolio Management: Success at Scale

Product management can be hard enough, but when you scale beyond more than one product, product portfolio management is a critical tool to prioritise …

Product Management

Q&A with Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland about Scrum Guide Updates

The Scrum guide has been updated to better reflect what Scrum is and clear up misconceptions about it. Scrum can be used for building software …

Product Management

How to Prioritize a User Story Map

At the Agile 2012 conference, Serena Software surveyed attendees about their biggest agile challenge. Here was the top answer:<p><b><br>User Story Mapping</b> …

“Because Our Competitors Are” is No Reason to Become an Agile Organization

Companies are starting to fall into a trap, and it goes something like this, “Our partners/competitors/… are Agile, so we need to be Agile.” Becoming …

Management

Scrum is simple, just use it as is!!

Scrum is a mindset, an approach to turning complex, chaotic problems into something that can be used. Jeff Sutherland and I based it on these …

Project Management

To Get People to Change, Make Change Easy

It is 9:00AM in our New York City office, and one of us (Jordan) stops by the fifth-floor kitchen to pick up a free piece of fruit — a healthy perk that Weight Watchers offers its employees. When he arrives, he faces a familiar sight: the bananas are already gone and only the oranges remain. When …

Weight Watchers

Introduction to the Dynamics 365 Mobile Apps for V9.0: Part 2

I am writing a series of blogs that will serve the readers as an introduction to the Dynamics 365 Mobile Apps for the latest version of CRM known as …

Apps

To Be Successful Stay Far Away From These 7 Types of Toxic People

You need a network of talented people, not toxic personalities who undermine you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Surrounding yourself with prospective mentors is an excellent way to build lifelong success. When Steve Jobs founded Apple, he learned from colleagues like …

Self-improvement

Only 1 in 10 People Has the Right Skills to Manage. Here Are 5 Things That Person Does to Succeed (the Other 9 Rarely Will) | Inc.com

According to extensive Gallup studies over two decades, one of the most important decisions any organization will ever make is whom to hire or to promote to management.<p>Not to be a downer, but good luck with that. Why? Gallup has determined that only one in 10 people actually possesses the talent to …

Employee Engagement

Myth 5

<i>Scrum is intended as</i> <i>a simple, yet sufficient framework for complex product delivery</i><i>. Scrum is not a one-size-fits-all solution, a silver bullet or a</i> …

Change Your Leaders To Change Your Culture

How would you describe the culture of your organization? Some might say, “It’s the smell of the place,” or, “It’s how things are done around here.” Research done on culture and organizational performance by Kotter and Heskett defines culture as “…gained knowledge, explanations, values, beliefs, …

Leadership

Configuring Live Assist (Preview) for Dynamics 365.

Let us see how we can configure Live Assist step by step.<p>First, go to Applications tab of the Dynamics 365 Administration Center.<p>Select Live Assist …

Real Agile Change

In the 20 years I've been involved in agile & lean change, I've seen real agile change produce better outcomes (higher ROI, happier customers and …

Project Management

What Is Agile? The Four Essential Elements

Last week, I found myself in a lively conversation with some colleagues about the true meaning of Agile management and how to communicate it. How do you determine whether a team, a unit or an organization is—or is not—Agile? An ability to answer the question simply, clearly, and consistently can be …

Project Management

5 maneras de ser más influyente en tu trabajo

La mayor parte de las personas se sienten desmotivadas en algún momento de su vida profesional, debido a que desean cambiar de trabajo o de empresa, …

Want to Win as Boss of the Year? Master This 1 Leadership Trait First | Inc.com

<b>Provide guidance.</b> It's the single most important thing bosses can do for their employees, according to Kim Scott, the cofounder of Candor, Inc.<p>"Guidance, which is fundamentally just praise and criticism, is usually called "feedback," but feedback is screechy and makes us want to put our hands over …

Leadership

High-Performing Teams Need Psychological Safety. Here’s How to Create It

“There’s no team without trust,” says Paul Santagata, Head of Industry at Google. He knows the results of the tech giant’s massive two-year study on team performance, which revealed that the highest-performing teams have one thing in common: psychological safety, the belief that you won’t be …

Psychology

What to Do When Everyone's Overworked--And There's a Lot More Work | Inc.com

The pressure's on. You've just signed five new clients. You've received the largest order in the company's history. You're launching a brand new product line. Whatever it may be, everyone in the office is working around the clock. And it's clear the team morale is starting to suffer.<p>Early mornings …

Employment

What are Customer Journey Maps?

Take a deep dive into Customer Journey Maps with our course User Research — Methods and Best Practices.<p>User experience design requires you to …

Esta es la "regla de las dos pizzas" que usa Jeff Bezos para tener reuniones más productivas

“Mi consejo para cualquier persona que comienza un negocio es recordar que algún día te aplastaré por completo”, dice Jeff Bezos en <i>The Onion</i>. Por muy …

The Agile Coaching DNA

Due to the incredible popularity of Agile Coaching, the demand to hire Agile coaches has increased in the last years. Many companies are looking for …

Project Management