By

Mike Stuedemann
Job Interview 2022 02 02 04 52 05 Utc

How to Interview A Scrum Master

One of the common questions that we get at agilityIRL is, “How do we find good Scrum Masters?” One of the crucial steps in hiring for any role is the interview. In this blog, I want to provide you with some of my favorite Scrum Master interview questions and techniques. This entry is not intended...
Read More
Photo of a man and a woman giving each other high 5

Never Give Up on People – A Message from Ben Franklin and the Surgeon General

As we begin Summer 2022, COVID continues to occupy a significant portion of our time and attention. While vaccines, therapies, and drugs have all had a significant impact on hospitalizations and fatalities, the disease remains a significant threat to many, particularly those who are immunocompromised. While a full description and debate of the successes and...
Read More
Showing Work Results on a Computer

Show Your Work (Godin)

As many of our regular readers know, we are huge fans of Seth Godin.  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with his work, Seth is a leader, marketer, and author.  You can read more about him here: https://www.sethgodin.com . While never formally identifying himself as an Agilist, Seth very much embodies an Agile mindset....
Read More
Mike and PJ Fleck

The Ball is the Program

Happy New Year!  We hope that your holiday season was spent with family and friends and that you were able to reflect on everything you accomplished in 2021 while planning for an outstanding 2022. As many of you know, I am a football fan and, as such, I spent part of the break watching the...
Read More
Leadership Pf9lk9b

Tolstoy, an Anesthesiologist and an Agile Coach walk into an Organization

In Leo Tolstoy’s book, Anna Karenina, he offers this famous quote: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” This quote has been applied to many contexts from the obvious familial setting to larger organizations of various shapes, sizes and forms. It’s true that each of these organizations is...
Read More
Picture1 1

Lessons from the Lake

As many want to do in the upper Midwest, I spend part of my summer fishing.  While I live in the “Land of 10,000 Lakes”, one of my favorite fishing trips is to Lake Sakakawea in North Dakota.  The Lake is actually a reservoir created by the damming of the Missouri river.  It is a...
Read More
Football On A Playing Field With Diagram Pq4lv47

Jim Mora on Management and Corporate Restructuring

There are a number of great anecdotes and quotes associated with American Football.  From Vince Lombardi, “What the hell is going on out there?” to Dick Butkus, “I only cheat in league games,” to Randy Moss’ “Straight cash, homie!” the characters of the game have provided us with a number of memorable one-liners and stories....
Read More
Scrum Fundamentals

The New Scrum Guide

On November 18th, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber released a new version of the Scrum Guide – the definitive source for Scrum.  While there are a number of people who have done comprehensive reviews of the changes and debated in excruciating detail the meaning behind each of these changes (see this article by Johnannes Geske...
Read More
Zoom Video Call

Reflections on the New Normal

As many of us were forced to do, agilityIRL pivoted from in-person classroom to live, online classes in mid-March.  While our transition to online learning was forced by the pandemic, I’ve learned a lot about the environment, its challenges, and benefits over the past few months.  As a long-time CST used to in-person classroom training,...
Read More
Image1

Servant Leadership in Action – Straight from Hell

One of the concepts that core to achieving agility is “Servant Leadership”.  There are many places that one can read about the concept, its precepts and how it can best be effectively practiced in the modern organization. The purpose of this brief blog post is to simply highlight a recent example of “Servant Leadership” within...
Read More
1 2 3

Archives