Coaching and playing Scrum Master for an agile/scrum team in the midst of a multi-national company with strong IT skills-based, enterprise-wide teams (PMO, BA’s, etc.) is an ongoing challenge between gel (still mostly liquid), jello (sort-of solid, transparent), and glass (it might be transparent, but it isn’t malleable anymore). My current product team develops the… Read More
In the world of agile software development, and the scrum framework in particular, frequent retrospective sessions with the team are a natural part of our work cycle. As scrum master and coach, I bring the team together to discuss how we are getting along with each other, whether we need to tweak our process to… Read More
What a difference a month can make! A month ago, I resigned from a contract as a project manager tracking about 50 projects. It was rote, shallow, and lacked the depth I longed for. A month ago, I worked from home, from my apartment in Braga, and sat on my duff for about 8-9 hours… Read More
Recently, someone dismissed my recent creativity/innovation workshop as invalid, that I clearly did not understand what creativity was, and the workshop was a bad method of sparking creativity. I was speechless. I offered that perhaps this type of creativity was just different than whatever was needed in her world, for example, in the world of… Read More
Sometimes an out-of-body experience (OBE) can be a good thing. Today’s Innovation Inspiration Moment is your chance for an OBE . Today, I challenge you to become a superhero. Imagine yourself as a famous (or not so famous) superhero. What characteristics and superpowers would be most fun, most useful, in your personal or professional life.… Read More
See the latest Innovation Inspiration Moment filmed in Guimaraes, Portugal, along the Camino Way. What will your learn on your own journey today?
The power of innovative thinking, followed by action, created a powerful and lasting change in the world. What innovative action can you take today?
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