Shane Murarenko

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Why Corporate Culture Is About Far More Than Just Taco Tuesdays

Thanks in part to Millennials, your culture must adapt to survive in 2017.<p>As part of my research on the year ahead, I embarked on a series, 20.17 Big Ideas for 2017, to ask a number of my favorite award-winning marketing experts, authors, and other thought leaders -- as well as some of Firebrand …

How to Run an Empathy & User Journey Mapping Workshop

Introduction<p>This article will teach you two popular design workshop techniques: empathy mapping and user journey mapping. <b>Empathy mapping</b> is a way to …

You Need to Manage Digital Projects for Outcomes, Not Outputs

When is a project finished? For most of us, it seems pretty simple: when we ship the product or launch the service. But we need to take a step back and consider what “done” really means.<p>Most teams in business work to create a defined <i>output</i>. But just because we’ve finished making a thing doesn’t …

Why Kanban May Not Be Working For You and How to Fix That.

Kanban is a great tool to visualize your workflow, manage your to-dos, and generally be more efficient. But like every other tool or method, it can …

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

Explaining Agile

Agile is a vast global movement that is transforming the world of work. The movement took off in software development in 2001 and is now spreading rapidly to all parts, and all kinds, of organizations, as recognized in 2016 by the citadel of general management—Harvard Business Review—with its …

Management

The Skeptic’s Guide To Low-Fidelity Prototyping

Designer Paul Rand once said, “An understanding of man's intrinsic needs, and of the necessity to search for a climate in which those needs could be …

How Brainstorming Questions, Not Ideas, Sparks Creativity

Want to challenge assumptions? Follow the lead of Microsoft, MIT, and others, and ask more questions, writes author Warren Berger.<p>Brainstorming has developed a fraught reputation, perhaps deservedly so. When groups of people are thrown together and expected to come up with original ideas, there is …

5 steps to building a strong innovation culture in your business

Excitement has been bubbling across Australian organisations of late, with the feeling Australia is on the verge of a bold new future driven by the …

A Working Definition of Agile

In a recent workshop, a participant asked me, “What does agile mean? How do you know if you are agile?” He wants to use kanban to see the flow of …

Project Management

12 seemingly normal things Agile people do

Last week, I got this great question from Faraz (a manager for an energetic customer support crew) who is experimenting a lot with getting more …

Project Management

10 Things Executives Need to Know about Agile - Michael Sahota - The Sahota System for High Performance Leadership

Slide deck with the top 10 things executives need to know about Agile:<p>Here’s the list with some handy links:<p>Of course, it is fine to proceed with …

Here's the Skinny on Thought Leadership Marketing

Thought leadership expert Danielle Sabrina gives us the dirt about how to create content that turns into capital.<p>Over the past three years or so, it has become increasingly clear to most entrepreneurs that developing a personal thought leadership profile is probably a good idea. Showing off your …

Marketing

Adjusting to the Agile UX Workflow

UX Design

Why Team Building Is The Most Important Investment You'll Make

Team building has a bad rap. In most companies when a supervisor says, “We’re going to do some team building!” employees start re-running old episodes of <i>The Office</i>. It’s one thing to see it on TV, but getting a real-life taste of your manager mimicking Steve Carell’s insanely-awkward-try-hard …

Team Building

Multitasking Name Game

­Here’s a useful simulation that illustrates how bad multitasking is, and how easily we get drawn into it. The article is primarily written for …

Be agile in being agile

The following blog post will try to briefly describe how agile is implemented at the Guardian, or at least in the Platforms team, as there is flexibility in how each team uses agile. The intention is to show how this specific shaping of agile methodology has evolved and why it feels that is the …

Project Management

Time Management Tips for Tackling Your Side Project

Watch Netflix or write a novel? Hang with friends or hone your Etsy store? Sleep or code? It’s tough to decide anymore. (Or, maybe it’s actually …

Project Management

Scrum Master Role

Hi guys, quite often people ask me where they can find a good Scrum Master Role description. Couple of months ago I needed to create one for the …

Agile Development

Impact mapping and continuous validation

There is always a reason for making software. Let’s rephrase that: there should always be a reason, at least from a business perspective. How else …

Product Management

Agile - Penny Game Rules

Agile – Penny Game Rules<p>February 12, 2013<p>As attendees of my courses know, I like to use the Penny Game. So, I wanted to share more.<p>Rules:<p>1. Say: “We …

Seven improv exercises to improve team collaboration and agility

One of our awesome Happy Melly funders Robie shares ways to use the art of improvisation for collaborative emergence in an effort to become more …

Agile Development

Splitting large Agile user stories into smaller ones

I’ve already defined user stories and talked about how useful they are for encapsulating the features of a product in a way that makes value …

MyToy : An Agile Product Development Game

Overview<p>An Agile product development simulation game with LEGO®, Scrum, story maps, experiments, etc. This game tries to cover an entire product …

Elevating Agility: Things I learned at Mile High Agile 2015

I learned a lot at Mile High Agile last Friday. Here are some notes from sessions I attended. I never heard the for-sure count of attendees, for sure …

Project Management

5 Agile Project Management Techniques You Can Start Using Today

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable …

Agile Teams: Don't use happiness metrics, measure Team Morale

Recently, there's been a lot of discussion in the Agile world on measuring <b>happiness</b> in <b>Agile Teams</b>. Jeff Sutherland, one of Scrum's creators, is a …

Test Automation in the Agile World

After decades of talking about test automation, the agile movement suddenly seems to be taking it seriously. You might be wondering what all the buzz …