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    • 24 August
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    Is there Scope Creep in Agile?

    Well, the short answer is NO.  Why?  Because if the team as a whole is executing the way the Agile founders designed, the focus should be on completing task within story within sprint, BUT adaptable and open to change.  The team as a whole should be selecting the stories to be developed based on priority …

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    • 24 August
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    Seven Documents Every CORE Agile Team Needs to Own

    Agile is a Shared Leadership Model. One of my earliest childhood inspirations came from the Movie “The Magnificent Seven”.  I was riveted to the screen watching with admiration how these seven teammates used their unique skills in collaboration with the sole purpose of saving a village.  They had each other’s trust (and back!) which allowed them …

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    • 23 August
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    Being Authentic Isn’t As Easy As It Seems

    The other day a friend joyfully told me she had broken wide open. “What do you mean” I asked. She said she went from being someone who was afraid to sing to singing all the time (she had left me a singing voicemail which I loved)! She felt herself completely connecting with the strangers around …

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    • 22 August
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    Six Tips for Reducing IT/Security and Compliance Costs

    Six tips for reducing IT/Security and Compliance costs?  In this world?  Where cyber-attacks seem to occur dally? Huh?  Could I be that clueless? If anything, with all this paranoia… companies should be increasing IT/Security budgets, not decreasing them! Right; this is what happens when the mob mentality becomes the “norm” when planning strategy, especially in …

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    • 31 July
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    What I Learned From Doing Stand-Up | 7 Strategies for Your Next Presentation

    I’ve always known performing stand-up comedy is hard; really hard! The good comedians make it look effortless but it takes a lot of work and a lot of trial and error. I know because I’ve had acting and improv training and I watched a good friend work at being a stand-up for many years. It …

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    • 30 June
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    How to Use Acting Methods to Harness Your Fear of Public Speaking and Shine in the Spotlight!

    Let’s face it, work can be tough. It doesn’t matter if you’re working for yourself or a corporation. Plus if you’re someone that struggles with nerves when the spotlight turns on you, it can feel impossible at times to be seen or heard. Yet, it’s crucial for your career or your business! As someone that …

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    • 24 June
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    5 Examples of Toxic Workplace Behavior

    I’m an Agile coach.  I’m good at what I do and there’s no doubt I can help any Agile team without feeding my own personal agenda or ego.  As an Agile Coach, I’ll INCREASE the speed of efficient, continuous delivery and CORE team morale.  In parallel  I’ll  DECREASE overall project costs and unnecessary work. The details behind …

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    • 6 June
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    Everyone Has a Plan Until…..

    “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face… hard!” ~Mike Tyson “The punch in the face” is what we fear, what we plan for, what we dread, what holds us back. What if I lose my job out of the blue?  I better keep my head down and keep working at this …

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    • 17 May
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    Received a Flaming Email? Stop, Drop and Roll!

    So you’re going about your day, checking email and there it is out of the blue a nasty email regarding your work. Suddenly you feel like they’ve not only slammed your work but your integrity and all you hold sacred in your profession. Or maybe it just scolded you in a harsh tone for being …

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    • 30 April
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    What To Do When You Don’t Have a Comfort Zone

    Last week Prince died. We are almost the same age. Old interviews have been playing, concert clips, SNL even devoted an entire show to him. The one thing that stands out for me is that everyone that knew him is saying “he was a very private person”. You can see that during the SNL 40th …

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