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Certifiably Certified
 
Certifiably Certified
By: Darren Hoevel I’m up to something like 5,000 contacts on LinkedIn (I’m a people person, damnit!).  It’s safe to say, I don’t have close professional relationships with all of them… yet.  Still, I was a little surprised when I shared some thoughts in a post a few months ago that someone responded by saying,…
The Unspoken Practice of Agility
 
The Unspoken Practice of Agility
By: Darren Hoevel Last week I hosted an Agile Lunch and Learn for a government client. As this client is relatively new to agile principles and practices, our Lunch and Learns have typically been about topics like Kanban, Story Writing, and Agile Roles. This time, however, I introduced everyone to mindfulness. One person raised their…
The Composition of High Performing Teams
 
The Composition of High Performing Teams
By: Bryan Miles “Companies know that they derive greater creativity and innovation from teamwork – but what, they wonder, makes a great team?” – Margaret Heffernan A TEAM IN HARMONY “We need to do that section again.  Bryan, you’re late in the second measure and the intonation in that final chord isn’t lining up. Your…

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