- Real life Scrum (Minibook on InfoQ by Jesper Boeg)
- Lets help Melly (Presentation on Slideshare by Jurgen Appelo)
- Linking Agile to HR theory (Blog Post by Mike from Leading Answers)
- Agile Product Ownership in a nutshell (Youtube sketching video by Henrik Kniberg)
- Various cool games to play with your teams (Game collection portal)
Real life Scrum
A really nice minibook in a questions and answers style about Scrum and it's usage in the daily work. For me it was really inspiring to have this fresh style of writing and addressing questions I often had in my daily work. Jesper Boeg provides answers that really help and move you forward.
The many helpful further readings and toolboxes enable an evolutionary reading.
It's fast to read, it's fresh and it's free to download. Thanks a lot to Jesper Boeg.
Lets help Melly
||Based on Jurgen Appelo's thoughts about complex systems and it's groundbreaking book Management 3.0 this cool presentation helped me to reconsider what I read before. Meet Melly (as a proxy for a not yet satisfied employee) and learn about things you can do to make her more motivated and engaged. In my opinion Jurgen opens the door for the next evolutionary step for our world we work in - this presentation helped me to get a feeling in what direction the journey will continue.|
"People are the most important part - keep them active, motivated and creative."
"successful systems spend most of their time copying and adapting ideas from others - innovation is mostly recombining of old inventions"
Linking AGILE to HR theory
This amazing post provides a fast overview about in my opinion really important topics to help your team performing.
- The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable (J-B Lencioni Series) - fantastic ... I tried various parts of it with my team and it was fun and really helped to build trust and at the end increase throughput - but at the same time having fun.
- Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us - another must read to understand why extrinsic motivation in my opinion has to be removed when knowledge working comes into play
Agile product ownership in a nutshell
|I immediately forwarded this fantastic summary of the role of a product owner to our product owners. It takes you 15' time investment to get a fast and creative overview. I personally really like this kind of presentation - and it holds what it promises: This is basically a 1 day product ownership course compressed into a 15 minute animated presentation.|
Various cool games
Are you looking for nice games to energize your retrospectives or to support your coaching. This is platform with an increasing number of nicely described variants to make your daily work more fun. E.g.
- The project managers nightmare to show why having to many different topics in a sprint makes life complicated
- The blame game to visualize the disturbing effects of having money based rewards (used as extrinsic motivation)