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Management 3.0: appreciation in virtual teams

Management 3.0 is considered a new management way, differently from M1.0 and M2.0 that were based on command & control and efficiency with a high command chain respectively, M3.0 goal is to focus on motivated teams around clear goals. There... Continue lendo →

Why cross-functional teams?

When we talk about cross-functional teams, we talk about people from different areas working together. We can have a project team with people from Systems, Database, Middleware, or even people from management areas working with technical people. And, why is... Continue lendo →

Can I do the stand ups weekly?

This is a very common question on Agile trainings. When teams are used to one hour status meetings, even the idea of a 15 min daily meeting may seem unnecessary. This is why the first step for Agile transformation is... Continue lendo →

What does the Scrum Master do?

Last week this question pop up during a meeting I was participating. The team was new to agile and is starting to apply the practices. They were very interested in understanding how a self-organizing team works. When we think of... Continue lendo →

Agile is not just one methodology 

Every time I start a training or coach, I like to ask people to define agile. For those who are seeing it for the first time, the answer is usually 'going faster' or 'a methodology'. But agile doesn't mean faster,... Continue lendo →

Mr. Happy Face

This Monday we executed a new Agile Workshop, this time using a new exercise called Mr. Happy Face. The challenge was divided in two parts, of 5 and 8 min. In the first part, the teams were asked to build... Continue lendo →

Remote design thinking

When working with virtual teams, there is a great challenge for innovation that is the lack of contact for knowledge and experiences exchange. Local teams can go for a room and do a workshop at any time to learn and... Continue lendo →

Working thru iterations 

When we work with agile, we do work with iterations. I like to say that these practices brake our solutions complexity giving us a better view of what we need to complete the work. Imagine that someone asked you to... Continue lendo →

Marshmallow challenge

This week, Pamela, a friend Agile Champion, helped me apply a marshmallow challenge on our teams. The marshmallow challenge is a great design exercise where small teams need to build a tower of spaghetti, string and tape to hold a... Continue lendo →

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