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This Week In #Agile 15/12/2017

Posted by Jonathan Orgel on 15/12/17 09:00

Hello again from LoansWithNoCreditCheck and our Project Management Team. Welcome to this, our sixty third edition of “This Week in #Agile”. Please feel free to peruse some of the articles that we’ve enjoyed reading over the past week.

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Listen to this awesome webinar by Peter de jager. “People do not resist change. They resist to be told to change”

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Jeremy’s article is quite an amusing take on team working and the application of Scrum.  I very much doubt that the elves have listened to my request and stuck to my MoSCoW family’s christmas list; guaranteed I’ll be on the naughty list too (as always).

Transition from a Military Life to a Civilian Life

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Deciding to leave the military was definitely the biggest and most difficult decision I have made in my life, from both a working and a lifestyle perspective, the military was all I knew.


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We may be half way through the month, but heres something maybe your teams could try!

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This retrospective has three components, based on Christmas past, Christmas present and Christmas future.

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An interesting article from Clemens, highlighting how Scrum teams do not need ‘Heros’ and how the traditional image of heroism does not fit into the Scrum team. Instead, how it’s better for those ‘heros’ helping to contribute to the success of a team by helping others reach their full potential.

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In this article, we share a story about a team we worked with and the 7 warning signs which helped us to identify why they were consistently building the wrong thing, resulting in unhappy customers and stakeholders.  

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Barry talks about the idea that the Scrum Master is a Junior Agile Coach. Or more simply; that the Agile Coach tends to larger organisational issues while Scrum Masters focus on Scrum Teams. He clearly does not agree.

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When IT is managed as a cost center with cost objectives passed down through the hierarchy, it is almost impossible for team members from IT to assume responsibility for the business outcomes of their work. When IT metrics focus on cost control, digital transformations tend to stall.

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