Humble. This is the ‘servant’ side of servant-leader. Servanthood. Servanthood is not about position or skill. It’s about attitude. Leaders seek ways they can add
Empathetic. Here is a good video on empathy… by Brene Brown
An active listener.
Persuasive. Could induce someone to believe by appealing to reason or understanding.
a good steward. Responsible.
Self-Aware. Aware of his emotions and what it can do to him, his team and people around him.
With the customer in mind, what are the things of value — to the customer — that your product or services can offer? Write those
Avoid asking questions that start with ‘Why’. Instead, use ‘What’ … or ‘How’. Don’t ask me why… 😉
Who is the user — the customer— that will benefit from the value that your team will deliver? Start visualizing and creating the persona of
Instead of asking ‘What should we do?’ … try asking this instead: ‘What could we do?’ A group of friends entered a restaurant on a
Get this: I’ve just heard today that some teams have sprints (team-level iterations) of 8 weeks long!? Not sure why… but it looks like it
To all servant leaders. Cheers to y’all!
Have you seen Stories like the following? As a developer, I want to… so that … As a tester, I want to… so that …
Superstar is not needed; we need the whole team to work together as one unit… not dependent on one person — the superstar — for
Innovation and Planning (IP) iteration ‘heals’ the knowledge workers and the enterprise. Innovation makes our minds soar with creativity outside our mundane existence. Innovation is
Some folks see winter of discontent… some folks see winter of fun. Which side you are on depends on how prepared you are come ‘winter
SAFe requires this: know what your role is, know what you must do and do it well.
‘… I’ve looked at life from both sides now…’ — Joni Mitchell Design Thinking looks at the matter on hand from multiple perspectives and sides
It boils down to understanding the customers’/business priority… and the capacity of the delivery teams…before a path is chosen. Design Thinking is a tool to
It’s true — the contrast between Scrum and Kanban is like Day and Night! Look at this angle: Kanban stories go through major phases…without ‘sprint’
Embrace a Continuous Learning Culture
We, if not most people, think in terms of pictures… visuals. Example: when someone says ‘A hot Cup of Coffee’… most of us in our
Visual Thinking is powerful. Keeps everyone on the same page. Then there is Visual Chain Thinking… To be continued…
Just do it… now…with what you have… with what you know… start somewhere… knowing that from the fast feedback and fast learning, you can adapt
This is how it looks like — as portrayed in this Dilbert cartoon — when waterfall is spray painted with a cheap paint and called
100% utilization of any system is not good; it is not Lean Agile… 80% utilization or less is best. What is a system? A system
As your teams are iterating, during their respective Daily StandUp, they should provide what they have done yesterday to advance their iteration goals, what they
Have you ever wondered why SAFe replaced the word ‘Sprint’ with ‘Iteration’? Sprint Review is now Iteration Review Sprint planning is now Iteration planning Sprint