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Women in Agile Podcast - Agile Coaching interplay with Gestalt Psychotherapy – Lisa Bradburn | 2116

April 21, 2021
During this episode of the Women in Agile Podcast, host Leslie Morse is joined by Lisa Bradburn as they discuss the interplay of agile coaching and Gestalt Psychotherapy. Lisa shares her agile origin story and what led her to study Gestalt Psychotherapy.  Then they proceed to unpack the difference in coaching and psychotherapy, what Gestalt Psychotherapy is, and how underlying skills and tenets of the study can aid in the work of agile coaching.
Webcast

The Power of Stories

April 20, 2021
Stories have a powerful impact on humans. Most of us have a favorite story. This can be a book, a movie, a play, an opera, or something else. We can remember details from stories that surpass most of the facts we can otherwise keep in our mind. And yet in a professional setting we often use facts to transport information and learning instead of stories. In this webinar, Professional Scrum Trainer Peter Götz discusses why this is wrong and how it can be improved. He will share where he is using stories and what effects can be achieved when we tell each other stories instead of facts.

PO Interview Questions — The Product Backlog and Refinement

April 19, 2021
If you are looking to fill a position for a Product Owner in your organization, you may find the following 71 interview questions useful to identify the right candidate. They are derived from my fourteen years of practical experience with XP and Scrum, serving both as Product Owner and Scrum Master and interviewing dozens of Product Owner candidates on behalf of my clients.
Whitepaper

Accountabilities of a Professional Product Owner

April 16, 2021
In this joint whitepaper from Avanade and Scrum.org, we explore the key complexities of Product Ownership and ways to address them. We hope these insights will be beneficial as you use Professional Scrum and Professional Product Ownership to solve complex problems to help your clients (internal to your organization or companies you engage with in a vendor-client relationship) deliver the best value to the end users of the product.

"I’m Not Getting Anything Done"

April 9, 2021
I've given the same advice to almost all of my clients -- "you need a clearer Product Backlog", "You're working really hard but you're not getting anything done", and "You need to cut scope, launch your product with a more focused scope, launch it, and then get feedback." ...
Blog Post

Radical Remote Working

April 9, 2021
Companies have shifted to long-term remote work and employees across many different industries are accepting that the pre-pandemic workplace will not come back. I call this "radical remote".
Webcast

Goals, Measures, and other Mysteries - How Evidence-Based Management Helps Focus and Improve What Matters

April 8, 2021
In this discussion, Ralph Jocham, Don McGreal, and Patricia Kong discuss how to improve goals by adding specific measures to know when goals are achieved, how to seek toward goals using empiricism, and how to choose measures to help inform improvements. They will talk about Evidence-Based Management, a framework developed by Scrum.org to help organizations use empiricism to set goals and make progress toward those goals. 
Podcast

Women in Agile Podcast - The Art & Science of Team Coaching and Group Facilitation, Part 2 - CAT Mini-Series | 2114

April 7, 2021
This episode of the “Coaching Agile Teams” Mini-Series on the Women in Agile Podcast brings you Part 2 of a discussion on the art and science of team coaching and group facilitation. During this episode, Lyssa Adkins and our host, Leslie Morse, focus on the topic of group facilitation before wrapping the overall discussion by circling back to team coaching as they touch on co-leadership and co-facilitation. One of the most important reminders in this episode might be the guidance around the 2:1 ratio for facilitator preparation, and the reinforcement of how important preparation is when creating a container where large groups collaborate.

[PODCAST] +50agility episode #4 with Gunther Verheyen

April 2, 2021
Hi everyone! The new podcast episode is out, this time featuring Gunther Verheyen as a guest. We are talking about his 2 new latest books, neverending passion for Scrum, overcomming an illusion of agility, becoming better Scrum practitioner and humanizing the workplace. Hope you'll enjoy listening to it and find it useful. Feel free to check previous episodes with fellow PSTs as well.
Podcast

Women in Agile Podcast - The Interplay of Team & Organizational Diversity when Solving Complex Problems - West & Kong | 2113

April 1, 2021
In this episode of the Women in Agile Podcast, listen in as Dave West, CEO of Scrum.org and Patricia Kong, Product Owner of Enterprise Solutions at Scrum.org, join host Leslie Morse for a conversation on diversity, complexity, and social responsibility. They touch on some of the origins of Scrum, what complexity means, and how team and organizational diversity are key for solving complex problems.