Category: Training

vlog – Coaching Tip #8 – The Teddy Bear Spectrum

All about those teddy bears. They are always getting in the way, or comforting people?

The Teddy Bear Spectrum – how to match behavior when coaching.

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Agile Moment: Lego Serious play for SAFe® Teams Sim

During the Lego Serious play for SAFe® Teams Sim this week one of the teams decided they were a component team supporting the rest of the ART.

Do you think the experiment worked?

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The fallacy of stale old mental models about managing people

Managers have never, ever been able to “manage” creative knowledge workers. Only negotiate with them to some degree. Managing knowledge workers is a fallacy of misapplied theory X thinking. Get out of the Freddie Taylor box. If you truly need to “manage” a creative knowledge worker, congratulations you have found an imposter. Continue reading “The fallacy of stale old mental models about managing people”

Vlog – Coaching tip #5

From the 2017 SAFe Summit in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, USA!

The amazing CFD, visualizing your workflow; Little’s Law

The Laws and the rules

Little’s law

“The average number of work items in a stable system is equal to their average completion rate, multiplied by their average time in the system.” ~ John Little, 1961

“A Proof for the Queuing Formula” by Little, J. D. C. (1961)

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Vlog – Coaching tip #4

For the love of all that is good in this world, please use your blinkers. Peace be with you, regardless. 🙂

Lego Serious Play Build Example

This is from a course on September 20-21, 2017. That thing in the red circle is the second iteration of three outcome of the “Autonomous Drone Ambulance / Medical Transport” product the team decided to build for their simulation. Very creative! It was decent when finished. I forgot to get a pic, apologies.

I have now adapted the simulation to allow the team to self-organize around the product they will develop.

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Blogagility.com lab – a team of teams self-organized product being developed circa second iteration of three.