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Agile coaching for delivery; nine essential themes for getting stuff done

Agile requires us to work with and through others to deliver outcomes. This brings up a tension between getting things done and treating each other with respect; this post explores that tension.
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A critique of PMI’s Disciplined Agile; just another certification or a game-changer

Let’s get straight to it. PMI’s Disciplined Agile (DA) has the potential to be a game-changer for the industry; but can PMI sell it and gain traction over the mature marketing machines of SAFe and ...
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The one skill that differentiates the best agile coaches

Yes, one skill can make or break an agile coach. Here's my view on this one skill.
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How to (agile) coach executives—nine things to NOT do

Getting time in front of executives is a key opportunity to influence an enterprise; here's how to ensure you avoid some common pitfalls. This post does not reflect any specific executive team but is ...
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Five Agile Coaching Techniques to Deal with Bullying Behaviour

You never know when or where you'll meet a bully. If you do encounter such a person there are techniques to use to help everyone navigate towards a safer, more sustainable way of working. Bullies are ...
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The two things I learned from hosting 30 agile Meetups in 2020

crossing the road into 2021 This post is about fear versus hope. I don’t want you to have to work in fear. A lot of people I spoke to throughout 2020 seemed fearful. The threat of redundancy was ...
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The four performance metrics I use when hiring agile coaches

Sometimes I feel that measuring the performance of an agile coach is similar to assessing the quality of a creative dance performance. But it shouldn't be that subjective. This post will give you ...
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How to navigate your agile career through 2021; a 5-step guide

2020 was a tough year; I'd like to help make 2021 an awesome year for you.
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How I got 15 agile coaches to align, collaborate and deliver an outcome

HINT: you can't command and control agile coaches; they expect and deserve to be treated as knowledge workers who play a key role in achieving change and delivery outcomes.
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