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Rynmelberg

Without psychological safety on a team it is every man and woman for themselves; not unlike the reality show Survivor.
in Business Agility, The Guardian Podcast

Psychological Safety for Agile Teams: Who Gets Voted Off the Island?

Psychological Safety for Agile Teams: Who Gets Voted Off the Island? The premise of the long running television reality program ‘Survivor’ is part of the culture; outlast, outwit, outplay is the program’s mantra. Take those same three words and make them the foundation for a team of any type and prepare to fail. That is just part of the lessons from the latest edition of...

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03 Aug 2017
Psychological safety is a hallmark of the best teams and the best companies.
in The Guardian Podcast

Psychological Safety Agile Team Performance

Psychological Safety Agile Team Performance. What better topic for a podcast named The Guardian than that of psychological safety? The term psychological safety is one that is relatively new as applied to Agile. Psychological safety is roughly defined as a shared belief that members of an Agile team can take risks without fear of blame, expulsion from the group or even getting fired. The best teams...

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25 Jul 2017
The sprint in Scrum limits pain to no more than two weeks and keeps team members focused.
in Business Agility, The Guardian Podcast

Scrum for Content Marketing

Scrum for Content Marketing. For content marketers, the intersections between creation, functionality, expertise, data, approvals, and built in organizational barriers (often known as silos) slow progress and increase job frustration. Fortunately, there is hope as marketer and certified Scrum practitioner Joel Traugott explained to Ryn Melberg on The Guardian Podcast. To hear the entire interview go to www.rynmelberg.com, iTunes, or Soundcloud. Scrum Goes To Hub...

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22 Jul 2017
Scrum, Agile and content marketing.
in Agile, Scrum, The Guardian Podcast

Agile, Scrum and Content Marketing

    On this edition of The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg, Ryn talks with Joel Traugott. Joel is a self-described digital marketing geek with a love of data-driven marketing and a flair for building & optimizing traffic & revenue. Joel loves to teach others about marketing, and show the power of optimization to clients and others. Also, super into funnels. And today, we will...

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12 Jul 2017
in Agile, Business, Governance

Read Ryn’s Guest Editorial On The Airlines & Governance Published In The Travel Pro

A corporate governance expert is the latest to add her voice to the growing chorus of those calling for a complete overhaul of the airline industry. Though outlets ranging from NBC News to the Business Travel Coalition to the National Consumers League to TheTravelPro  have been making the argument, literally for years, the cry is becoming decidedly louder. Ryn Melberg, who hosts the Guardian Podcast, says recent acts of airline passenger and...

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19 Jun 2017
Never Have So Many Been Stuffed Into So Little Space And Suffered So Much 

Airline Passenger and Employee Violence Defy American Culture, Human Evolution and Even Human Neurobiology according to Agile and corporate governance expert Ryn Melberg.
in Agile, Governance, The Guardian Podcast

Never Have So Many Been Stuffed Into So Little Space And Suffered So Much

Airlines and Corporate Governance: Never Have So Many Been Stuffed Into So Little Space And Suffered So Much Airline Passenger and Employee Violence Defy American Culture, Human Evolution and Even Human Neurobiology according to Agile and corporate governance expert Ryn Melberg (www.rynmelberg.com). She discussed the airline violence issue from a governance point of view on her regular program, the Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. To...

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18 Jun 2017
Flight attendants with brass knuckles? Could be given the war on customers now underway by at least two U.S. airlines.
in Agile, Governance, The Guardian Podcast

Agile, Airlines and Corporate Governance

Agile, Airlines and Corporate Governance. Nothing says put up your dukes like a boarding call. And with summer vacation season here, airline seats getting smaller while passengers stay the same shape or get bigger, it seems likely that more fisticuffs will be in the offing. There are lots of reasons for this behavior and not all of them are near-biological. Airlines could and should reconsider...

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06 Jun 2017
The latest book about Agile by Mario Moreira.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

The Qualities of the Agile Enterprise and Why They Matter

The Qualities of the Agile Enterprise and Why They Matter. On her podcast, Ryn ‘The Guardian’ Melberg discusses the qualities of the customer value engine with well-known Agile expert, Mario Moreira. Mario is an Enterprise Agile consultant and Master Agile Coach at Vistaprint where he focuses on company success. To hear the program, go to Ryn’s  iTunes page, Soundcloud or here on her web site,...

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11 May 2017
The Agile Enterprise by Mario Moreira discussed with Ryn this week on the podcast.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Agile Enterprise With Mario Moreira & Ryn!

Agile Enterprise With Mario Moreira & Ryn! On the podcast today we will meet and talk with Mario Moreira. Mario is an Enterprise Agile consultant and Master Agile Coach at Vistaprint who focuses on company success.  Mario is a Certified ScrumMaster, a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and a Value Flow Quality (VFQ) Educator.  He coaches and educates executives, management, and distributed teams. He specializes in transforming enterprises...

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02 May 2017
Backlogs in Agile are not the same as work piled high and left undone.
in Agile, The Guardian Podcast

Agile Team Backlogs

Agile Team Backlogs. This week, Ryn helps answer questions about the backlog and more specifically the team backlog as part of the Agile, SAFe, and/or Scrum work process. This is a topic we have not discussed before on the podcast. The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg can be heard here, on iTunes or on Soundcloud. Backlogs are not what anyone would traditionally think about work...

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24 Apr 2017
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