Find Your Agile

Ever come to the point that trying to fit an already made agile framework in your organization that does not fit so perfectly? Can’t find a good fit to own the Scrum Product Owner role?  I come across this issue a lot. The current frameworks are great and yours can be too. How do you get there? By starting with them. Let’s think about the Shu-Ha-Ri  that Alistair Cockburn introduced back in the day (excerpt…

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Starting the Lean Games Series Nights with Tampa Bay Agile

As I have stated in my previous blog post, I bring my background in teaching to my current experience. I honestly, do not see much difference when it comes to learning. No one wants to sit through a presentation -“death by Power Point.” As a former Science teacher, engaging the students through activities that help understand topics like genetics or electrons. We used through the art of play and innovated games. I found an activity…

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Agile Marketing and Its Own Manifesto

My current engagement is helping on the business side with adopting agile in marketing operations. I was not aware that was an Agile Marketing Manifesto. I found this quite interesting and became intrigued since I am now focusing on more helping this corporation on the business side versus IT. I actually kind of like it. I have found that every time there is training; either it being a scrum master certification class or an agile tool- they…

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2015 Agile Open Florida in St. Pete

Last Friday, a bunch of enthusiastic people came together to discuss and learn topics about agile using the format Open Space Technology (OST) at the annually hosted event- Agile Open Florida. This year’s theme is “No one Size Fits All.” I even have a cool t-shirt as my memento. Topics were created by the participants who were interested in coming forth to propose what was on their mind. Topics ranged from best practices in tech for…

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Applying My Background in Teaching as a Coach and Trainer

It’s been a while (seems so long ago) that I left being a secondary teacher. I spent four years learning about educating children;focusing on junior high to high school levels and their cognitive development. When I became a statistic and left teaching behind, I did beat myself up for all that work and stress going to school with all the  “m-catters” to be a science teacher and nothing to show. So I thought. Now, I…

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