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Jem Djelal & Tobias Mayer: Episode 1: Why do ScrumMasters feel pressure to be an agile coach?

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The vlog competitions have begun. Agile vlog LEARNING starts here at blogagility.com! 🙂

Great work guys. Love the topic. Interesting, the barriers humans build.

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Tushar Paunikar: You Always Have A Choice!!!

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 this content, as a contributor to blogagility.com. Originally published 
on LinkedIn August 3, 2017.

 

You always have a choice! If you think about it, you always have a choice. No matter how hard it is to accept, but you always have a choice.

The alarm goes off at 5 AM! You have a choice.

Not feeling too upbeat to go to work? You have a choice.

Bored with the daily mundane tasks you are required to perform at work? You have a choice.

Disillusioned with the state of affairs of the current government? You had a choice. Rather you will again have a choice.

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Tushar Paunikar: Agile and the KRA Conundrum

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on LinkedIn, November 22, 2016.

 

Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives. -Viktor E. Frankl

Metrics drive behavior. I bet all would agree. We have experienced this umpteen times in our professional life. Even our personal life is abundant with examples where metrics influence people’s behavior.

If my kid has the target to score an ‘A’ in Math and that target is linked to a new bike, he will try to find insincere ways to achieve his target, if he sees his attempts to study sincerely may not be fruitful.

If a developer has the target to maintain 80% code coverage and that target is linked to a quarterly Most Valuable Player award, (s)he will try to find nasty ways to increase code coverage, if (s)he sees that all attempts to write meaningful unit tests may not meet the project deadline.

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Srinivas Garapati: The Agile, Framework, and the challenges.

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blogagility.com. Originally published on LinkedIn, June 28, 2017.

Introduction

Scrum and other agile frameworks may be easy to understand, yet prove extremely challenging to implement – especially in any large organizational environment. Why is that so? The following metaphor is an attempt to explain the difficulty. Every metaphor is imperfect, but we will try to give a gist of the challenges involved.

We apologize should anyone feel offended, and this is not to disparage the great work that everyone contributed to the agile movement. The knowledge and great learning that we have accumulated over the years would not have happened without this journey through the Agile manifesto.

What’s a framework?

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Michael Küsters: There are no true Scrum teams

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This article is a discussion about what Scrum is – and what it isn’t. When discussing with zealous Scrum evangelists, the most common rhethoric is the “No true Scotsman” fallacy – otherwise known as “shifting goalposts”.

This is the classic “No true Scotsman” – as per Wikipedia:

Person A: “No Scotsman puts sugar on his porridge.”

Person B: “But my uncle Angus likes sugar with his porridge.”

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Adrian Lander: The Agile Guru – Not!

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The Agile Guru – Not!

I was in shock, the other day. Really.

Yes, me getting shocked, after so many years in practice, hardly a believable start of a real story.

But it really happened, in front of my eyes. And I was in shock, for just a bit.

It was a clear demonstration of some of what is so wrong with a common way of “implementing agile”.

I saw someone with the title of agile coach being called “Guru, sir”. By his student. And he did not change that. His Ego and Power ATM just opened up to accept the dollar notes.

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Agile2017: Training from Outside the Room (Marian Willeke, Scott Marsee)

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REALLY interesting training methods here for those that have studied Sharon Bowman. Imagine a classroom using Bowman’s “trumps” and microlearning in small batches. I’m ready for an experiment.

Excerpt from “Microlearning: Developing Learning Habits” by Marian Willeke:

How do we shift from task-based learning to habit-based learning?

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By learning in small batches. By learning as we are doing. By learning with experimentation. By learning through experience sharing and targeted feedback.

This is the definition of microlearning; giving us a pattern of shifting our learning behaviour. It is a shift of making the learning matter as well as natural to experience; both as individuals and together as teams.

Microlearning Steps

 

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