Focus On Realistic Workplace Sustainability

One of the most overlooked agile principles is that of ensuring a sustainable pace for our teams.  Harvard Business Review stated; “The fact is, extreme jobs are no longer a rarity. Our data reveal an enormous increase in work pressure for high-caliber professionals across ages, genders, sectors, and continents. Extreme jobs, we’ve found, are distributed

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Managing Your Leadership Style

The Situation You are looking for feedback from your manager regarding your desire for being promoted. Your manager tells you that you’re doing good; “keep doing what you are doing”. How frustrating it is not to be provided specific feedback on which to focus upon! Then just weeks later, your colleague who (by general consensus

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Lean Business Agility: The Benefits

In short, lean business agility is the ability of a business to sense and rapidly respond to the changing needs of customers and the market with quality and flexibility.  It embodies a number of principles and techniques.  Although some have their origin in the world of software development, they have proven to be invaluable across

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Should You Pursue An Agile Certification?

  For businesses to compete and remain relevant in an ever-changing environment, change and evolution need to be part of the process.  The move toward lean and agile workplaces has allowed countless companies through a vast range of industries to keep that competitive edge, reduce waste, boost productivity and improve efficiency at all levels of

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Gossip – The Effect in an Agile Workplace

It can destroy even the most lean, agile teams.  We all have heard it.  Perhaps we have even been the instigator.  What is it?  Harmful, negative gossip.  This type of chatter is toxic and undermines the stability of otherwise fiduciary relationships and enjoyable work environments.  Unfortunately, many enjoy listening to or promoting it. That is,

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Cognitive Skills: The Impact on a Lean-Agile Workplace

Cognition is defined as a mental action or process of acquiring knowledge through thought, experience, and senses. In a workplace that employs lean-agile concepts, having cognitive skills are important if you strive to make product development and management processes more seamless. Many workplace demands require cognition when solving problems and moving products from ideation to

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Lean and Agility: Different Yet Complementary

When exploring project management concepts, lean and agile strategies often come hand-in-hand. Both are related to some extent. Each explores logistics of the product development process, promoting collaboration, evaluating the parallels between value and productivity, as well as coping with the chaos that comes with the process. While lean and agile concepts are complementary to

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