Scrum AND Six Sigma – Can they co-exist?

I have clients in two diverse domains – material sciences and life sciences – that are currently investing in maturing their business agility using Scrum. Recently, both clients asked about introducing Six Sigma practices into their organizations. They pose the question – can Scrum and Six Sigma co-exist? The short answer – of course they…

Scrum AND Design Thinking

Design Thinking is an imperative practice for innovation and organizational learning, therefore an essential mindset for Product Owners – the title Scrum uses for Product Managers. It’s a complementary practice for Scrum practitioners, not a competing one! The use of structured, customer-centric exercises – and user data – helps us identify and explore key interactions…

5 tips for new Agilists

  Hey! Does your agile coach’s job look like fun? It is! I believe it’s the best career possible in the market today – and the need is growing. Every time I am at an agile event, people reach out to me telling me they want to get into coaching, or evolve into an agile…

3 tips and an 8 second habit that will change the emotional climate of your team

Scrum Masters, are you a natural servant LEADER, or do you struggle to be the inspiring coach that creates high-performing teams? The following blog is inspired by Scott Watson’s work, an emotional intelligence speaker and trainer. I hope they will complement what you are already doing well and help you create a tactical plan to…

ProductCamp GulfCoast

ProductCamp is an unconference that brings talent from the entrepreneurial, product, and IT space together in an exciting day of collaboration and networking. This event is held in several regions nationwide, and now we want to bring it to Tampa! Please visit ProductCampGulfCoast.org  This site currently hosts a very short survey that will help us…