Command-and-Control in organizations seeking agility

Jul 01

Command-and-Control in organizations seeking agility

In playing the roles of Agile Coach, Developer and Engineer throughout the years, I have come to appreciate the importance of power balance whenever two or more people are interacting. Power is most clearly visible when expressed loudly by mangers who use their position in a hierarchy to get their way, regardless of what others think, say or prefer; in this sense,...

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A Coaches’ Daily Sit-Down: an empathy journaling process

Jun 13

A Coaches’ Daily Sit-Down: an empathy journaling process

Article first published at the Scrum Alliance on June 9, 2016 1. Introduction The first item in the Agile Manifesto 1 values “Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools.” The journaling process in this article helps Coaches, ScrumMasters and Project Managers 6This article will use the term “coach” to include Agile Coaches, ScrumMasters, Agile Leaders,...

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Podcast Interview on Agile and NVC

May 19

I’m excited to share my passion of NVC within the context of Agile development*. Here’s a podcast interview I did with Dr. Dave Cornellius conducted last month on the subject. * Note that NVC, which stands for Nonviolent Communication is also known as “Collaborative Communication” — my preferred name. Please post a comment if it had any...

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Hello world!

Apr 18

My intention for this site is to explore the intersection of Agile and Collaborative Communication (aka. Nonviolent Communication, NVC). The first item in the Agile Manifesto values “Individuals and Interactions over Processes and Tools.” Based on my personal and professional experience in software engineering and as a CNVC Certified NVC Trainer,...

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