tips & tricks

How to Host a Lean Coffee

By |2019-11-11T04:56:44-05:00January 4th, 2019|Frameworks|

In our Coaching Circles, we often use the Lean Coffee format to structure our discussions and keep the dialogue lively and engaging.  For the most part, this format works well for our Coaching Circle calls.  For those that are unfamiliar with Lean Coffee, Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting ...
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Build Working Agreements Fast

By |2019-12-23T04:27:10-05:00February 16th, 2018|Frameworks, Process|

Working Agreements are one of the core compacts that all good Agile teams need and use.  For those of you unfamiliar with Working Agreements, they are nothing more than agreed upon protocols created by the team govern their interactions and clarify expectations.  They are different from Ground Rules which tend to be more ...
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How to Play Fearless Journey

By |2019-12-23T05:22:41-05:00April 6th, 2017|Frameworks, Process|

Fearless Journey is a game where the goal is for the players to discover a new transformational reality.  The power of Fearless Journey is that it allows us to engage in deep thinking on how to completely alters our present condition and help us ignore the little problems that distract us. The objective ...
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How to Run a Coaching Dojo

By |2019-11-24T06:23:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Frameworks, Process, Product|

A coaching dojo is a safe place to improve three important skills for an Agile Coach - observing, listening and questioning.  The goals of a coaching dojo are to offer opportunities to practice listening without judgment, gather information more effectively and ask different kinds of questions to understand the real ...
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Facilitator Kit For Agile Coaches

By |2019-11-24T06:24:50-05:00December 12th, 2016|Process|

For just a small investment of $13.99, you can have your very own facilitation starter kit!  It has post-its!  It has Sharpies!  It has stickers!  It has everything you need for your next collaborative, engaging and productive conversation with the Team, your users and the customers.  For just $13.99 you ...
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How to Improve Your Test-Driven Development

By |2019-12-23T09:39:28-05:00July 19th, 2016|Process|

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a fundamental programming skill in short supply today.  TDD is a powerful design technique that improves the quality and reliability of software as unit tests are automated and run more frequently.  One of the key concepts behind TDD is that the software become self-checking.  As more people touch ...
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