Great leadership is a habit.
from Pocket http://j.mp/1VRgJnh
I strongly believe that coaches are not managers or Scrum Masters. Coaches are a unique mixture of attributes, including being a listener, a learner, a mediator and an evangelist. A deficit in any these attributes will reduce a coach’s effectiveness. A good coach is a listener.
from Pocket http://j.mp/1NfypXv
Daily stand-up meetings have become a common ritual of many teams, especially in Agile software development. However, there are many subtle details that distinguish effective stand-ups and a waste of time. The whole team meets every day for a quick status update.
from Pocket http://j.mp/1OZ511F
I joined a rapidly-growing startup called Lucid Software (creator of Lucidchart and Lucidpress) in January 2013 after turning down a job offer from Microsoft. While I was grateful for the Microsoft offer, I wanted a job where there would be opportunities to move quickly into a leadership position.
from Pocket http://j.mp/1UbJauz 2016-03-08
It’s time to get serious about improving your programming skills. Let’s do it! That’s an easy career improvement goal to give oneself, but “become a kick-$!! programmer” is not a simple goal.
from Pocket http://j.mp/21jJBmP 2016-03-08
Much of the work to coordinate and synchronize goals happens during planning. As Mike Cohn described with the metaphor of the Agile planning onion, Agile planning is not a one-time event nor are planning activities confined to the beginning of an increment or a sprint.
from Pocket http://j.mp/1QwAoCD
The best leaders hold their team accountable, but the best leaders also know that micromanaging is a terrible idea. We all know that micromanaging is bad. Employees become unmotivated, it’s a waste of time for everyone involved, and employees never grow.
from Pocket http://j.mp/24An21R