Resonant Leadership

I was preparing a personal coaching session and I was revisiting some coaching material I have from my trainings, when I found this little gem about Resonant Leadership from a training course I took in 2014 on Resonant Leadership and the Neuroscience Behind It and I thought it would be nice to share it. This is an … Continue reading Resonant Leadership

Questions for interviewing Scrum Masters

I contributed to a blog post on Luis Goncalves' Blog. Check it out: Scrum Master Interview Questions. The post contains hundreds of questions, some of them with just one valid option but most of them tough questions with no right or wrong answer that will make you squeeze your brain. If you are hiring Scrum Masters or … Continue reading Questions for interviewing Scrum Masters

It is WIP limit, not WHIP limit

One of the main challenges when adopting Kanban is the limitation of work-in-progress (WIP). No matter the size, industry or age of the company; the concept of limiting the WIP in order to improve time-to-market and productivity is counterintuitive and a strong blow against conventional mindset. But let’s be clear with this. You cannot benefit from Kanban if WIP … Continue reading It is WIP limit, not WHIP limit

Predictability in Kanban Systems

It is curious how in era of the Big Data, Machine Learning and AI many organizations still apply practices of clairvoyants and shamans in trying to predict the future. They claim "We use big data to understand customer behaviors" and I say "Yes, and you ask your development teams for estimates. How cool is that :)". In … Continue reading Predictability in Kanban Systems

Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

­­­­Introduction Last September I was having breakfast while scrolling through my twitter I came across a tweet from a well-known consultant that caught my attention. "So you want to fix your current situation, but you don't want to understand what you did to reach this point... :-\" I answered, “No, you don’t need to understand … Continue reading Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

Systemic Constellations

Are you an Agile Coach, Team Lead, Team Coach or Manager? Have you ever had the strange feeling that something smells in a team? Is there something stuck or the same issue keeps recurring? Is there too much talking, too many words, and rational analysis is not getting to the issue? Are team members stuck ‘in their heads'? Is … Continue reading Systemic Constellations

Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting

At risk of being burnt alive for heresy by the Coaching Inquisition, I have to publish this post. I said to myself "if see a reference to Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing again I will blow up". So, here it is. Enjoy! Perhaps, one of the most widespread model of group development is Tuckman's model. It's being used as … Continue reading Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting