A couple weeks ago I did some work in Chicago with Robb Pieper, and we decided to try grabbing dinner at Au Cheval, a popular burger joint. I say try because Au Cheval can have wait times longer than three hours due to being declared as having the best burger in America. We were hungry and had other work to do, so […]
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As I recently mentioned, during the last year I was involved with starting and facilitating a community of practice (CoP) for Scrum Masters in an organization. When the CoP first started, we decided to hold meetups every week until we got sick of each other, and then we would taper back to having meetups once every […]
A community of practice (CoP) is a group of people who share thoughts and practical advice about a common skill or profession to learn how to do it better. This is a pattern that has been around for quite some time and is frequently applied in software development (especially when you have many cross-functional teams […]
I continued my trend from last week of reading a book by Patrick Lencioni and a book about Scrum Product Ownership. The Truth About Employee Engagement by Patrick Lencioni In The Truth About Employee Engagement: A Fable About Addressing the Three Root Causes of Job Misery, Patrick Lencioni tells a story about a recently retired CEO who is […]
The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni I am a big fan of Patrick Lencioni’s books, and The Advantage is no exception. In The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else In Business, Lencioni asserts that the health of an organization is a better indicator of success than its intelligence. A healthy organization has minimal politics and confusion, high morale and […]