6 Essential Phrases Used By Top Leaders

Great leadership is a habit.

from Pocket http://j.mp/1VRgJnh


Attributes Of An Agile Coach

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

It’s Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings

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

7 Leadership Lessons From a First-time Manager

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

8 Ways to Become a Better Coder

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

Scaling Agile: Goal Coordination More Than Planning

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

How To Hold Your Team Accountable (Without Micromanaging)

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