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Fostering a Culture of Commitment – Dedicated to achieving Sprint Goals

Jan 18, 2018 5:21:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Continuous Business Value Delivery, Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, agile assessment

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So, creating a Agile team sounds good on paper, but making this a reality is often harder in most organizations. The hardest part of moving to dedication of team members is first believing that the benefits are worth enduring the pain that often accompanies this move. In the “pre-dedication” way..

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The Daily Scrum – It’s Not Your Father’s Status Meeting

Apr 25, 2017 2:23:00 PM / by BrianB

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The Scrum framework has four key events: 1) Sprint Planning, 2) Daily Scrum, 3) Sprint Review, and 4) Sprint Retrospective. At Sprint Planning, we set a Sprint Goal that binds the team to work together on a common mission towards delivering a real outcome by the end of the Sprint. The plan..

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DevOps Story - The Greatest Story Never Told

Jun 16, 2016 8:00:00 AM / by BrianB posted in DevOPs, Modernized Technology

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The DevOps Story Needs to Be Told!

There is so much chatter about DevOps these days, but so little clarity about what it really means. The shame of it is that very few of us have really heard the "Story of DevOps." Some don't know the how the story begins...some get lost in the middle of the..

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How does an organization foster a Culture of Commitment?

Jan 12, 2016 4:16:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Release Orientation, Agile, Agile Testing, Lean, Agile Organization, Agile Coaching

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Now that you are hopefully convinced that you want your organization to be steeped in a Culture of Commitment, how do you infuse the CofC in your company’s DNA? The “Culture of Commitment enabling” markers your teams need to strive for are depicted below.

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Why is a Culture of Commitment so impactful in an organization?

Dec 8, 2015 4:04:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Agile, Agile Organizational Design, Continuous Business Value Delivery, Lean

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Having played senior leadership roles in many solutions delivery organizations, we have witnessed both the presence and absence of a Culture of Commitment.

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What does a Culture of Commitment feel like in an organization?

Nov 18, 2015 10:17:00 AM / by BrianB posted in AgileGPS, Agile, Agile Organizational Design, AgiLEAD, Agile Organization

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More often, organizations pervert the notion of the Sprint “commitment” with crushing delivery pressure or a lack of a support structure that allows a real commitment culture to take hold. For these environments, you can see the team do a collective “Whatever!” when Sprint Planning ends and..

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Commitment is Not a 4-Letter Word in Sprint Planning

Sep 11, 2015 2:45:00 PM / by BrianB posted in Agile Organization, Agile Coaching, sprint planning

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The Scrum Guide has entirely moved away from using the word “commit” in relation to the Sprint Planning ceremony and favors having the Development Team “forecast the functionality that will be developed during the Sprint.” When this shift was made back in 2011, the reasoning given was a..

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