Fist of Five

You can do this ‘Fist of Five’ at anytime and anywhere and any occasion (even at the dining table — or before dining to vote on what to eat for dinner–  with your family); not just on the second day of the Program Increment (PI) during the confidence vote regarding the final plan for that … More Fist of Five

Show Me The Money!

It’s football season again in the U.S.A! Very excited! On Sunday, September 9, 2018, Carolina Panthers won their first game of the season against the Texas Cowboys (16 to 8), a home game at the Bank of America Stadium at Charlotte, North Carolina. Congratulations, Carolina Panthers! Keep Pounding! Great game, Cowboys and Panthers! Speaking of … More Show Me The Money!

Series (7 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give your ART Downtime”

Give your agile Teams and team of Agile teams some downtime…space. All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! The same is true for your ART. Let them be creative and innovative — away from the current work — during this downtime. Remember, innovation is very important to any enterprise’s future. In SAFe, … More Series (7 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give your ART Downtime”

Series (6 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Your ART a SAFe Framework”

The title is a pun! SAFe is a framework. Seriously, provide  your Agile teams or team of Agile teams a framework…a structure. Agile teams need framework/structure to thrive! A framework that could help them build the best systems that they could ever build. A hot framework today is SAFe… specially with large / big corporations…because it … More Series (6 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Your ART a SAFe Framework”

Series (5 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Your ART an Environment to Fail”

Babies learning how to walk will fall…get up…try again…they do this over and over until they succeed. They are failing fast…and trying again…parents encouraging them to get up and they do…then eventually babies — learning from their mistakes — start walking. Success! You do the same with your ART; give your Agile teams and team … More Series (5 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Your ART an Environment to Fail”

Series (4 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Them Autonomy”

Who does not want autonomy? Autonomy paves way to self-determination and empowerment. Freedom. Remember MAP? Mastery, Autonomy and Purpose — having MAP unlocks the intrinsic motivation — the engagement — of most of us… including members of Agile teams and team of Agile teams… even family members at home! SAFe principle #8 states: “Unlock the intrinsic … More Series (4 of 7): Building High-Performing ART — “Give Them Autonomy”