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Ways To Recognize The Agile Team Is Out Of Sync Or Are You A Candidate For Agile Therapy?
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8 Ways To Recognize The Agile Team Is Out Of Sync Or Are You A Candidate For Agile Therapy?

Sometimes things on an Agile team will go bad and no one can really say why. The results are not now what they once were. The code does not work. People are not getting along and deadlines are being missed. What are some of the common reasons for these types of shortcomings and what can be done about them? Lack of leadership training. Practices will...

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11 Feb 2016
Is Agile just another fad that will go the way of quality circles and managing for results?
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Is this just another fad? Ryn Melberg Gives Guidance On How To Overcome Objections To Agile

Is this just another fad? Ryn Melberg Gives Guidance On How To Overcome Objections To Agile On her weekly podcast, Ryn Melberg cites several objections to Agile practices, what the causes of those complaints can be and how to best handle them. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/objections-and-struggles-to-and-with-agile-practices) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/objections-struggles-to-agile/id977764101?i=362427338&mt=2) or on her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. Is Agile...

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10 Feb 2016
Sometimes overcoming the objections of the world to Agile transformations seems like rolling the rock up the mountain.
in Business, The Guardian Podcast

Objections And Struggles To And With Agile Practices

Nothing is perfect. There are no perfect solutions to anything and no solver bullets. We have all heard these expressions hundreds of times. The same thing can be said of Agile, Scrum, Scaled Agile or any of the many Agile inspired methods of organizing projects. So this week on The Guardian Podcast, we lean in and find out the objections to Agile from the philosophical...

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08 Feb 2016
Epics in Agile are not on the same level as Moses or even Charleton Heston, but they are big.
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Epics In Agile Project Management

Epics. When some people hear the word ‘epic’ they think about great works of literature or movies like ‘The Ten Commandments’. They seldom think about software project management, which is what Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com) takes on this week on her podcast, The Guardian. The Guardian podcast can be heard on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/epics-in-agile) iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/epics-in-agile/id977764101?i=361733748&mt=2) and her web site at www.rynmelberg.com. As the name describes, Epics...

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02 Feb 2016
Epics in Agile are the key to doing great things!
in Business, The Guardian Podcast

The Guardian Podcast Epics In Agile

This week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, the topic is Epics in Agile and Scrum. Ryn covers the things that distinguish an Epic from a Theme or even a bunch of User Stories and describes the best ways to leverage these really big if not just downright grandiose parts of the Agile and Scrum process. According to “Agile For Dummies”, an epic captures a large...

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01 Feb 2016
Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management
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Best Practice For Writing Features In Agile Project Management

Just knowing what a ‘feature’ is for Agile project management devotees is a chore and one of the many things about them that Ryn Melberg helps to clarify on her weekly podcast. To hear The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, visit her website at www.rynmelberg.com. The program can also be heard on Soundcloud and iTunes. What Is A Feature? What seems like such a simple...

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26 Jan 2016
Writing Agile Features Best Practices
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Writing Agile Features Best Practices

Writing Agile Features Best Practices This week on The Guardian Podcast, Ryn Melberg helps Agile/Scrum/SAFe users define what a feature really is. There is a lot of confusion and misuse of the term. Ryn describes how using the term consistently will help prevent misunderstandings and reduce wasted time explaining and then re-explaining what was intended. Ryn helps listeners answer these questions: What is a feature...

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25 Jan 2016
The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Best Practice  for Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance
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The Guardian Podcast With Ryn Melberg Best Practice for Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance

Social Media Policies and Corporate Governance. Is it possible for company policy on social media posts from employees about the company to be promotional, non-restrictive and transparent all at once? Are the employees an ‘army of pro-business advocates’ waiting to be unleashed? On her weekly podcast entitled “The Guardian” Ryn Melberg takes listeners through the steps needed to have a good policy based on a...

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19 Jan 2016
The servant leader is the example Ryn Melberg cites in this week's podcast on leadership in an Agile Environment.
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The Guardian Podcast Corporate Governance Social Media Policy

Corporate Governance Social Media Policy. There was bound to be a nexus between social media, company policy and best practices. This includes what employees do on line while on and off the clock and extends to customers, suppliers, shareholders, neighbors and yes employees. Corporate Governance Social Media Policy. There are some businesses that do not allow their employees to say anything about them on social...

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18 Jan 2016
Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers On The Guardian Podcast
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Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers On The Guardian Podcast

Daniel Pinks’ Steps To Motivate Knowledge Workers  Ryn “The Guardian” Melberg is no fan of the traditional ‘carrot and stick’ approach to motivating workers of any description, and finds that this traditional way of managing people especially outdated. On her podcast, ‘The Guardian’, Melberg relates the work of best-selling author Daniel Pink. Mr. Pink has written a great deal about incentives and employee enthusiasm and...

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12 Jan 2016
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