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  • The new normal: two simple ways to foster existing relationships

    Recently, we’ve explored the new normal of working from home (WFH) in a special blog series, especially as it relates to improving WFH productivity, finding your focus, and building team relationships remotely. However, for this final blog of the series, let’s tackle something we tend to overloo...

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  • The new normal: three tips on continuous team building

    As we’ve been exploring ways to improve productivity in our work-from-home environment, we’d be remiss if we overlooked the positive effects team building has on individual performance. Working remote doesn’t have to equate to endless hours of social isolation or FOMO. In fact, it is now more ...

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  • The new normal: four tips on cultivating team collaboration

    Sure, establishing a more productive work-from-home routine can drive positive dividends in making your day more rewarding. But your productivity extends beyond personal strategies. We are all still part of a larger team, so collaborating with your colleagues from the comfort of your new home office...

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  • The new normal: five tips on finding your focus

    Working from home has its advantages. You get the opportunity to create the perfect working environment, and you also have the chance to establish a more productive work-from-home routine; however, working from the comfort of your home may present a few challenges, especially if your children, partn...

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  • Assume Positive Intent

    “The team just doesn’t have a sense of urgency.” Have you ever uttered those words? Or felt the frustration from this preconceived notion? Have you ever wondered why your teams aren’t performing to your expectations? You question whether they just lack passion or simply don...

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  • Prioritizing your Roadmaps – Lessons in WSJF

    When asked how feature work is prioritized, have you ever heard the response of: “You expect me to prioritize? Sure! Everything is number 1!!”. The participants in the room all laugh nervously, but it’s quite clear to all – every single feature is urgent and the very last thing they want to ...

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  • Every Great Team Needs a Coach

    I’ve noticed the term “Scrum Master” results in a variety of facial expressions for people who are unfamiliar with the Scrum roles. These run the gamut from confusion to suspicion to outright incredulity. “What does this even mean? What is this “Master of Scrum”? Sounds like complete rub...

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  • The Value of One-on-Ones

    During a recent client engagement, I advocated that Scrum Masters schedule one-on-ones with their team members. Afterwards I was approached by a Scrum Master who was curious as to the “why” behind this recommendation. He thought the purpose was to receive feedback and answer questions regarding ...

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