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2017 Agile Leadership Keynote Highlights

In March of this year, I presented a Keynote at the Agile Leadership Day in Cologne, Germany. And rather than have you sit through a full 45 minutes of that presentation, I have compiled a few highlights from the session to share with you here. Enjoy.

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Lean Startup has Changed Nothing!

“Lean start-up has changed nothing.” – Steve Blank Don’t take my word for it, take it from the one who founded the Lean Startup movement – Steve Blank. In a recent interview with Kurt Nickisch of the Harvard Business Idea Cast podcast #588: When Startups Scrapped the Business Plan, Blank discusses the growth and challenges in the […]

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An Introduction to Scrum Alliance Certified Agile Leadership

Introducing a new Program – Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) by the Scrum Alliance. Pete Behrens, who led the initiative in creating this program, along with others on the program design team, share their insights into the reason this program has been created and what it is about. Certified Agile Leadership from Pete Behrens on Vimeo.

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Why YOU should join a Certified Agile Leadership Workshop

I was recently interviewed by RocketNine Solutions about why leaders should attend a Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Workshop. I have posted a compilation of a few of the most common questions I hear and what you might expect from such a workshop. Why Certified Agile Leadership? from Pete Behrens on Vimeo.

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Certified Agile Leadership from a participant

Suraj Bramania, with AgileMindset.com provides an overview of the Certified Agile Leadership (CAL) Workshop. A quote about the value of the workshop… There are many certification courses out there. One, out of which, I did get to learn quite a bit was the Certified Agile Leadership course. It really does help when having a conversation with […]

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Smarter Teams by “Beeing” Agile

The Agile Manifesto declared that “The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams”. With this one sentence, centuries of command and control management mindset is put to the test. Instead of managers telling people what to do, leaders are now challenged to decentralize decision making, which empowers those closest to the problem to […]

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More! Faster! Cheaper!

I bet you have been asked to either improve the productivity of your teams or justify your teams performance. How did you respond to that request? Did you hem and haw and talk about how hard they are working? Did you point to their velocity and show how much output they were producing? I wrote […]

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Agile @ School

One of our community leaders, John Miller, has introduced agile in schools – increasing collaboration, self-direction and learning through team-based approaches.

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Leading through Complexity…

Over the past 100 years we have successfully engineered complicated outcomes – we put men on the moon, we successfully execute brain surgery, we construct 100+ story buildings, and we can travel across the globe without losing our bags (most of the time). Yet we are now in a world where complex outcomes are now […]

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Idea Exchange: Engaging Your Customers

One of the most challenging concepts in Agile for companies (Product Owners) is the decision on what to focus on for upcoming product deliveries. As I share in my Product Owner (CSPO) workshops, the PO role most difficult (and most important) role in Scrum – precisely because of the impossible puzzle of delivering the value requested across the diverse stakeholder pool. […]

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