Breaking the Status Quo

Breaking the Status Quo

Sometimes change doesn’t happen as quickly as we’d like it to. Whether you’re a change manager, agile coach, or employee tasked with making a change work, you’re most likely needing to influence people around you without having direct control or ownership of the...
How Roles Change With Agile

How Roles Change With Agile

Scrum has 3 roles: Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Team Member. Scrum specifically says the team needs all the necessary skills to do the work, which is why people are referred to as Team Members. What happens in large organizations that have oodles of specialists?...
Creative Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Creative Problem Solving with Design Thinking

Last week we sponsored Communitech’s Design for Change session, hosted by Barry Katz. Barry opened with a few stories about ‘design‘. I put design in quotes because that term can mean a few things. In this context, it doesn’t mean the look of...

Managing People in a Creative Economy

I grew up in a blue collar town with a population of around 300 people. My parents had an acre-sized yard which meant cutting the grass with a push-mower, that wasn’t self-propelled, took a big chunk of my weekend time away. About 6 hours of it, if you include...