Month: September 2010

  • Review: The World is Not Small for Everyone

    In “The World is Not Small for Everyone” [sing10], Singh, Hansen and Podolny thoughtfully explore how limited access to knowledge hobbles peripheral, junior and female employees. Surprisingly, in all three of these cases, self-reinforced isolation seems to interfere further with access to experts and referrals. Agile methods may mitigate some of these problems.

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    Learning Science and Agile Training

    New cognitive psychology results can help us provide better training. Trainers seek to transform the way you think about tasks, motivation, planning and outcomes, and equip you with enough understanding to succeed. My Scrum Trainings are done in the afternoon, reinforcing learning by exploiting sleep cycles. Further ideas include changing venues from day-to-day, varying ways…

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  • Meeting Scrum: Part 1, Make Information Flow

    Meeting Scrum: Part 1, Make Information Flow

    Meeting Scrum can make long meetings, trainings, and workshops more agile. When Scott Downey came to town, I used Meeting Scrum to bring Scott in as part of an in-progress 16 hour Scrum Training. It made the training more spontaneous and showed the highly adaptive nature of agile methods. Part 1 of a multi-part blog…

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  • Cult of Zero: Free Your Creative Soul

    Cult of Zero: Free Your Creative Soul

    A “Cult of Zero” is slowly developing worldwide. Adherents drive the total emails in their inbox to zero, every day, with great results in improved productivity. I talk about how you can get your inbox to zero, and keep it there.

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