Isn’t it funny how we’ve come to recognize that stack ranking employees on some curve and assigning them “ratings” with numbers or short letter combinations is absurdly reductionist, as if a person can be summed up in a grade or letter. Yet, when it comes to our own work in the agile / coaching realms, we use short letter combinations to signify complex things.
Being late to the Game of Thrones TV show party, I’ve found it intriguing how Daenerys Targaryen introduces herself sometimes: Queen Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, the First of Her Name, Queen of the Andals, the Rhoynar and the First Men, Lady of the Seven Kingdoms and Protector of the Realm, Lady of Dragonstone, Queen of Meereen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, the Unburnt, Breaker of Chains and Mother of Dragons.
Those last three parts describe some of her work and characteristics.
What would your “Game of Thrones” agile title be to more fully express all of you?
Put it in the comments, if you want.
#Agile #Coaching #Achievements #Complexity #HumanBeings #GOT #Reflection #Retroflection #MakeItGoViral
Originally posted on 2020-07-27 at 17:37 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6693569982967746560
One particular thing that irks me about retrospective “templates” in some online tools is that it makes it look as if a retrospective is just another meeting where we fill in blank space on cards. I’d love to see all those templates contain at a minimum the Retrospective Prime Directive from Norm Kerth and a reminder of three keys for a good retrospective: basic facilitation skills, “what, so what, now what”, and attention paid to team psychological safety.
Originally posted on 2020-07-27 at 02:27 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6693341055288524800
Scrum Steward – I like the sound of that and the imagery it evokes for me.
Originally posted on 2020-07-24 at 20:28 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6692525878838222848
Dear companies looking for Scrum Masters, I suggest a small change to your job listings. In the “responsibilities” section, simply point to this: https://lnkd.in/eFhBWxi This can become a “secret handshake”, letting candidates know that you know how scrum works and that that is exactly what you want. It also saves you time so you can focus on preparing your internal systems of work for when you’ve hired the person. And for Agile Coach positions, maybe simply point to the book that “defined” the role: “Coaching Agile Teams” by Lyssa Adkins – she/her Again, this shows candidates that you have done your homework on understanding what you’re getting into. If you’re reading this and it rubs you the wrong way, let’s play “Perfection Game” from The Core Protocols on it. I’ll ask you to look it up for yourself.
Originally posted on 2020-07-24 at 06:36 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6692316597991870464
You! Yes, you! Everything in your life has prepared you for this moment.
Originally posted on 2020-07-17 at 02:59 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6689725243856179200
If you’re looking to “scale agile”, don’t forget that you won’t be able to do that, unless you also figure out how to “scale leadership” and what that means.
Originally posted on 2020-07-16 at 00:18 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6689322169689882624
Hey, I got a shout-out in the Agile Fluency® newsletter for my guest blog post at Agile Best Self on “What is Personal Growth?”: https://lnkd.in/gSxD7zM Thank you Diana Larsen and Michaele Gardner / Brian Hackerson! #agilefluency #agilebestself #personalgrowth #blog #learning #gratitude #thankyou
Originally posted on 2020-07-10 at 18:50 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6687427763898605569
If you have a white body, like I do, you might consider listening to this (or reading the transcript): https://lnkd.in/g6mnUwB I found this via an Agile Alliance email that mentioned work that April Jefferson is leading.
Originally posted on 2020-07-02 at 20:55 via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn%3Ali%3Ashare%3A6684560072087076864