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Agile / Business / Governance

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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Agile / Business / The Guardian Podcast

Corporate culture is one of those topics that gets written and talked about a good bit and with good reason. Implementing and maintaining an Agile culture and an Agile learning ethos are both very challenging. This is the topic on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg this week. The Guardian Podcast is the only podcast on the Internet or anywhere that is devoted to Agile,...

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Agile / Business / News / The Guardian Podcast

Consider the amount of time, effort, learning, and practice someone who plays golf, tennis, rides horses or plays ‘World of Warcraft’ devotes to any one of those activities in an effort to be proficient. Is it possible to take the same dynamics of recreation and bring them to the workplace? This is one of the topics author, speaker and management expert Jurgen Appelo discusses with...

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Agile / Business / The Guardian Podcast

This week Ryn will be talking with Moira Alexander of CIO Magazine. In addition to her responsibilities at CIO, Moira is the founder and president of Lead-Her-Ship Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in business, IT and project management for small to large businesses in the U.S. and Canada. She writes often about project management and Agile is one of the topics that...

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Change for Agile coaches is challenging, no matter how widely publicized the benefits are. Agile / Business / The Guardian Podcast

Overcoming Resistance to Agile Process Roll-Outs. Jonathon Levene shares the insights he gained over years of executive coaching of cross-functional teams this week on The Guardian Podcast with Ryn Melberg. The podcast can be heard on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathon-levene-on-agile introductions/id977764101?i=1000380138828&mt=2) Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/harold-nicoll/jonathon-levene-on-agile-introductions)  or at rynmelberg.com. Mr. Levene (Jonathon as he prefers to be called) drove top-line growth through new products and services to market among many...

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Business / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Four Reasons Why Outsourcing Works & Five More Why It Might Not Say the word ‘outsourcing’ and there are plenty of reactions, some that are favorable and others that are not. On her weekly podcast entitled, “The Guardian” Ryn Melberg takes an unemotional/rational look at a phenomena that is part of the business landscape in the USA and in other western countries. The Guardian Podcast...

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Agile / Business / Scrum / The Guardian Podcast

The scrum of scrums meeting practice controversy. On her weekly podcast, Ryn Melberg airs her thoughts on the Agile practice of ‘scrum of scrums’. To hear the podcast go to iTunes, Soundcloud, or www.rynmelberg.com. According to Melberg, Scrum was born of the Agile movement, and the acknowledgement that work was more complicated than a single team could solve. At its heart, the ‘scrum of scrums’...

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Business / Governance / The Guardian Podcast

Salary Incentives For Knowledge Workers. The highest bidders will not necessarily be the ones who recruit and retain the best and most talented knowledge workers, according to Ryn Melberg on her weekly podcast, The Guardian (http://rynmelberg.com/2016/04/knowledge-working-salary-and-incentives/). The Guardian Podcast is the only program of its type anywhere. When it comes to knowledge workers more money will actually degrade performance. The view that money is not...

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Agile / Business / Scrum / The Guardian Podcast

Knowledge Worker Salary. Is money the best tool for attracting and retaining the best knowledge workers? Or, is there a formula for finding what is too little, too much or what is just right, like porridge?Some employers are getting creative in order to hold on to key employees. As the job market improves, competition for the best talent ramps up. Top programmers and code writers...

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