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My first training pt. III

Heading to bed, taxi to airport leaves in 6 hours. I’m so excited :-). I just hope my luggage clears Charles De Gaulle airport so that I have clothes when I arrive in Kuala Lumpur. I’ll try to update my blog with my feelings during my stay in KL. Stay tuned!

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I would read that book but, …

Every time I read an interesting book I try to usher others to at least skim the book before declining to read it. Almost every time my gentle suggestions get turned down. There are numerous reasons for not reading that book, here are the most common ones: It is work related, why would I want

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Introducing new roles

Usually when an organization takes the path of an agile transformation, they have to revise the roles they used to have. Previous project managers are now product owners with new tasks and responsibilities. There are scrummasters without real power and then there are teams consisting of people with mixed backgrounds. There might even be an

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Applying Kaizen into yourself

I have spent countless hours thinking about personal motivation and enthusiasm and how big role they play in individual improvement. When you are enthusiastic about something you are at an excellent position to absorb as much new knowledge about that subject as possible. Use this opportunity and improve yourself. Try to take conscious steps to

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The importance of inspiring co-workers

Everyone has stepped into their office feeling that they would rather be somewhere else. We get mired in our daily work from time to time. You can do much by yourself with self-guidance. For example, turn the situation upside-down and think how well you can do your boring chores. Do them with excel! This does

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Large Systems and Scrum

“Release early, release often” goes the Scrum mantra. What to do when the system to be released seems to be too big for that? I have identified just two ways. Big Bang -release Small incremental releases The problem with a big bang release is that it requires a lot of synchronization. I mean a lot.

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