As a leader of one or more teams, you may not see any purpose in holding team members accountable to agreed-upon values—but you’d be making a huge mistake.
The Scrum framework has five values: commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect -- but, like many organizational values, Scrum values are frequently written off as an interesting side note in the executive summary of Scrum, but are rarely understood or properly used. In my nearly 20 years of coaching teams and organizations, most failures
Making agile development work for your company can seem daunting, but if you focus on the four keys of focus, quality, effectiveness, and continuous learning, you'll be well on your way to success. In this blog post, we'll explore what each of these keys means for your business and how you can implement them.
It’s no secret that the world is changing and we, as leaders, must change with it. At first, this may sound daunting; what happens to all of the skills we’ve spent our lives honing? Are they useless now? Of course not! The key to success in changing times is to update your leadership skills
So… you have found yourself in a toxic work environment. Now what do you do? You are NOT powerless. You do NOT have to accept bullying, harassment, or difficult working conditions. You have options. All too often people remain silent, keep their head down and do nothing, thinking they must hold their tongue to
The Scrum Guide says that a Scrum team makes a forecast during Sprint Planning, but managers want a commitment. What’s the difference and why is a forecast much better than a commitment?
As a parent, you want nothing more than to see your kids thrive. Instilling strong leadership skills in them when they’re young can help pave the path toward future success. Read on for additional resources courtesy of Artisan Agility that can help your child become a future leader.
Measuring the performance of an employee is never easy to do. It’s made much more difficult when we have a hard time understanding exactly what a person is supposed to be doing. In this blog post, we’ll clear up all of your questions about Scrum Masters, their accountabilities, and how
Around the world, people are getting sicker and sicker. But COVID isn’t the culprit.
Let's be clear from the very beginning - starting a new business is scary. The unending lists of things you have to worry about - visioning, messaging, marketing, product and service development, infrastructure - even if you don't do it all yourself, it can be incredibly overwhelming! However, it's also amazingly liberating. Take it from
June 6, 2022 – Updated to include the latest statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. January 7, 2022 – Updated to include the latest statistics from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The affects of COVID on employee satisfaction continues to echo through the United States and the
Guest blogger Kristie Santana, founder of the National Coach Academy, discusses communication styles for the Process Communication Model's 6 main personality types.