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How to Use Energizers and Gamification to Engage Remote Teams

How to Use Energizers and Gamification to Engage Remote Teams

There are ways to increase the engagement and effectiveness of remote teams by using both gamification and energizers. In other words, you can have fun as a team. Here's a tool I like to use.

Experimenting to Solve Multiple Impediments Preventing High Performance

Experimenting to Solve Multiple Impediments Preventing High Performance

Here is how our experiment with mob programming -- once we were ready to try it -- helped us tackle impediments, boost performance, and increase our enjoyment in the work.

The Scrum Team

The Scrum Team

Here is a short review of the workings and responsibilities of the Scrum Team.

Are You Managing Your CARD?

Are You Managing Your CARD?

Managing CARD appropriately and at the right time has been one of the key success factors for the Agile teams that I have coached and consulted for over the years. So let's discover what CARD is all about.

Agile Doesn't Work. Can We Go back to Waterfall Now?

Agile Doesn't Work. Can We Go back to Waterfall Now?

There are ways to address some of the common concerns teams have about transforming to Agile.

How Do We Plan for Unplanned Work in a Sprint?

How Do We Plan for Unplanned Work in a Sprint?

How do we plan for unplanned work in a sprint? I would like to share my thoughts on this topic, because I see Scrum Teams struggling with unplanned work even though they do lot of planning to build their sprint backlog.

The Theory of Organization Explained

The Theory of Organization Explained

Here I explain a few theories of organization, which I think can help people understand what happens during a transformation and empower them to make better decisions during turbulent times.

A Beginner’s Guide to the User Story Template

A Beginner’s Guide to the User Story Template

The Scrum Team’s role is to understand and implement the product owner’s vision. It must be clearly worded, stand alone, describe one piece of functionality, and be small enough to complete in one sprint.  The template that I use breaks the user story down into three components.

Are We Responding to Change Effectively?

Are We Responding to Change Effectively?

One of the principles of Agile underscores the importance of "responding to change." Though we are theoretically willing to respond to changes, it’s not easy. It’s about understanding what change really means to your team.

Why DevOps

Why DevOps

I would like to explain a couple of real-life IT disasters that I have experienced, as well as some strategies to fix them.

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