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…

Creating a Modern PMO… Empower People; Enable Flow

Stop being good at process and start being good at business! Evolve your PMO from process-centric to people-centric with what I call the the Minimum Viable Artifacts. These are three actions, with outputs, that I believe are the 3 ingredients to a Lean PMO.  Interested in learning more? I’m speaking about this at Orlando’s ProjectSummit,…

How to lose ten pounds in a Sprint

[Disclaimer #1: Warning: strong Scrum language ahead. If you don’t speak Scrum, you can make it through this blog, but you might need to review the Scrum Guide. For example, I use the Scrum term Product Backlog Item (PBI) which can indicate any requirement in the backlog. The PBI might be in the form of a User Story, but a PBI can…

Kanban – it’s not just lazy Scrum

Me: I’ve fallen in love with Kanban again. My friend: Um, yeah… Who is Kanban, again? From David Anderson, the founder of the Kanban movement: “with Kanban we’re using visualization, a working progress limit (WIP), and a quantitative measurement to stimulate Kaizen (Japanese for “improvements.”) Me: In Kanban, we show all of the work in…