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The importance of “Why” in Leadership and Agile

Time ago I read a book by Simon Sinek (https://twitter.com/simonsinek) about the importance of “Why”. This book’s title is “Start with Why”. I’ve read this book in some hours, it took my attention like it was a great novel. In this book Simon Sinek talks about a thing called...
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How to manage the “I’m the bestest” persons in Agile – The Dunning-Kruger effect

I bet that the majority of you have heard at least one time in your life that “Agile needs teams composed only by senior people”. This is simply false. This sentence is used as one of the preferred excuse by who wasn’t able to adopt agile, because a leak of knowledge...
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Agile, Leadership and brain: three arrows for your success

As  you can easily understand reading my previous articles on this blog, I’m an agile and servant leadership addicted. But, obviously, they are not my only interests. My interests are my wife, my dog, reading books, and watching documentaries. Especially the documentaries about brain functioning. Every time I look those...
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“Story points” or “How Agile creates democracy in estimates” – Part 2

In the first part of this article (http://agilekarma.com/2014/09/10/story-points-or-how-agile-creates-democracy-in-estimates/) we have talked about Story Points: what they are and how they are so useful to create agreement in estimation process of your team. I have listed three ways to find this agreement and democracy: Voting techniques Rock-Scissors-Paper technique Planning Poker...
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“Story points” or “How Agile creates democracy in estimates” – Part 1

When a coach starts with a new Agile team, he/she decides from which part of the Agile behaviors he/she wants to start. At a certain point you, as a coach, will need to explain to the team how to estimate a User Story. Some agilers use time (despite the...
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The mutant starfish Retrospective

I’m sure that everyone of you knows the retrospective exercise named “The starfish”. This exercise is probably the most famous one for the retrospectives. I’m honest, it’s not my preferred exercise but it’s very useful ‘cause it permits to gather data from the retrospective guiding the team in a...
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Call it as you want, but don’t call it Scrum if it’s not!

A few days ago I was speaking with a Project Manager and he told me: “We are managing the project with Scrum”. I feel so excited to hear that (if you have read my previous article about adoption agile in Italy on this blog you know why). After hear...
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