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Archive for September, 2010

Company Transition Deck,Decks

September 29, 2010

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #6

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Establishing a Sense of Urgency / Stakeholders / Problem – Opportunity is Validated by Stakeholders as true This card is focused on ensuring you are getting buy in form the different stakeholders that matter. If some important stakeholders are not bought into the idea that there is an issue, there is little chance that they […]

Decks

September 27, 2010

Planning Poker Cards: print’em, cut’em, use’em.

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I have self printed planning poker cards on customers’ sites in the past, they come in handy if you just don’t have enough “real” cards to distribute to team members. It is also an easy way to make the planning poker approach more widely distributed within one’s organisation. The pdf ready for printing can be […]

Announcements,Experiment,Training,Trial

September 23, 2010

An Agile Introduction Session, in house and for FREE!

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One cannot clearly understand what Agile is if one hasn’t experienced it first hand: I want to give companies and their teams the opportunity to try Agile without having to take the risk of actually investing their precious time and money for that. “So, I am offering to come to your company and run one […]

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September 22, 2010

Just a little box…

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One of the first things I get for a team when I start a transition is a little stationary (amazing how hard it can be to order a few pens using the “corporate” guidelines sometimes!!). Here is what I usually include in the box: – Blu Tack – sticky tape – colour stickers – index […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #5

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Establishing a Sense of Urgency / Stakeholders / Problem or Opportunity presented to all Identified Stakeholders Getting people to listen and understand the challenge or opportunity ahead is a key to a successful change. This card focuses the attention on getting the message right to the right people: “Have we managed to convey the urgency […]

Announcements,Training

September 20, 2010

I am now a “Leading Bold Change” Licensed Facilitator!

I recently I enrolled to become a Facilitator for the “Leading Bold Change” workshop presented by ISB Worldwide. This workshop allows teams and leaders to explore their particular area of change in an original, fun and extremely powerful way. The workshop itself is based on the book “Our Iceberg is Melting” by Kotter and Holger […]

Company Transition Deck,Decks

September 14, 2010

“Company Change Deck” Series: Card #4

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Establishing a Sense of Urgency / Stakeholders / “To be” influenced Stakeholders are identified There will be a number of people that need to be part of this change to Agile. Some will have to act for it, some will be interested in it, some will not but will need to be kept updated anyway. […]

Video

September 10, 2010

More videos from Kotter @ Kotter international

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I posted a link to a youtube video on A Sense of Urgency yesterday. Since then, Kotter International has released a few more as well, here is the link to their video section: http://www.kotterinternational.com/WhatWeDo/Videos.aspx Once again, enjoy!

Video

September 9, 2010

John Kotter video on A Sense of Urgency

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My “organisation transition” deck is based on the work done by John Kotter. The first 9 cards in the deck deal with Step 1 – Establishing a Sense of Urgency – of his 8 Step Change model. Here is a video by John Kotter talking about the importance of this first step, good to see […]

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September 8, 2010

We have come to Value…

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You may be familiar with the following: Manifesto for Agile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work, we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to […]