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Invictus

Invictus

When asked why William Ernest Henley's poem "Invictus" held such force for him, Nelson Mandela answered, "Because it gave us inspiration. To win you need inspiration." For me, this sentence had the effect of a slap on the face. . . .

Pig and Chicken Revisited

Pig and Chicken Revisited

I'm always telling the "Pig and Chicken" story during my trainings. I have two different goals for doing this. The first one is to use this great story to transmit to my trainees/coachees the importance of knowing at any time whether you are involved or committed. The second goal is the subject of this article. . . .

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die is the eighth James Bond film, and the first with Roger Moore in the role of 007. This picture tells the story of Mr. Big, who decides to get the other drug barons by filling the streets with tons of free heroin -- until our famous agent puts an end to this plan. . . .

Soft Measures in Scrum Implementation

Soft Measures in Scrum Implementation

Like every good story, this one begins with… Once upon a time, there was a poor shoe maker living with his wife in a little house.  They did not have much, not a table, not a sofa, and not even a fridge. Their cupboard was empty of go...

Scrum Turtles

Scrum Turtles

What do turtles and market trading have to do with Scrum? Read on to find out.