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Agile Parenting: Bridging Work and Life

Agile Parenting: Bridging Work and Life

If you google "Agile Parenting," you will get more than 500,000 results. The purpose of my presentation is to advocate Agile parenting in the Scrum community, share my understanding and practice, and trigger discussions and thinking. . . .

Distributed Knowledge Leadership Based on UKD, Ba, and SECI

Distributed Knowledge Leadership Based on UKD, Ba, and SECI

Distributed knowledge leadership is the way of life and work in the knowledge-economy age.  . . .

Extend Self-Management to Self-Organizing

Extend Self-Management to Self-Organizing

In self-management, planning is simply pushing an item into the backlog, and pulling it out to work on it. In a self-organizing team, there are many interactions, synchronizations, and collaborations, so more comprehensive planning is necessary. This makes me think of the purpose and usage of planning. Why do we need a plan?

Self-Management with Unity of Knowing and Doing

Self-Management with Unity of Knowing and Doing

I would like to explain a self-management framework using a combination of UKD (Unity of Knowing and Doing philosophy) and Agile/Scrum values, principles, and practices. . . .

Scrum Training: The Scrum Guide Explained for the Self-Organizing Team

Scrum Training: The Scrum Guide Explained for the Self-Organizing Team

This PowerPoint training is based on the Scrum Guide. It uses the self-organizing team as a main thread to link all components of Scrum. Scrum values, pillars, and artifacts are treated as "weapons" of the self-organizing team.

Manage Objectives, Actions, and Uncertainty in Scrum

Manage Objectives, Actions, and Uncertainty in Scrum

This article provides a simplified and commonsense perspective to understanding Scrum. Everything in Scrum can be summarized this way. . . .

Self-Organizing Rewards

Self-Organizing Rewards

The Agile Manifesto says that the best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams. The Scrum Guide says that self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside the team. But how about letting the team self-organize to reward itself?

4 Strategic Steps to Optimize the Value of the Timebox

4 Strategic Steps to Optimize the Value of the Timebox

Life is a series of timeboxes. The timebox is not time. The timebox is an objective mapping to a time frame. It's not about productivity. It's about living purposefully. The value of the timebox is the value of life. Strategically, there are four steps to optimize value of the timebox. . . .

Agile People Management: 3 Reflective Questions

Agile People Management: 3 Reflective Questions

I have summed up my self-management experience, my understanding and practice of Agile values and principles, and the Unity of Knowing and Doing philosophy into three reflective or retrospective questions. . . .

The ScrumMaster's Performance and Development

The ScrumMaster's Performance and Development

Agile is about product development, and it's also about people development. Only if both people development and product development are conducted in an Agile way can Agile be truly successful. . . .

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