EAFH-3: My First Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Cryptocurrency – Manage Chaos with Agile

Cryptocurrency

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes Google Play, and Spotify.  You are listening to Episode Agile For Humanity #3, based on a webinar at the Agiler For Humanity Tucson Meetup. The topic is My First Initial Coin Offering (ICO) Cryptocurrency – Manage Chaos with Agile.

Launching an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) is a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG).  Planning and facilitating delivery of the ICO offering to market is best satisfied with an Agile practice.  Agile practices are made for responding to change and the key constant for delivering the ICO to market is change.  If you plan to launch an ICO and would like to understand how the use of an Agile practice would help increase certainty of delivery, please join this webinar.  The work involved with launching an ICO is similar to launching an Initial Public Offering (IPO).

How Blockchain works – Consensus Algorithms exist to:

  • Prevent double spending (spending the same money twice)
  • Provide immutability (unchangeable and provable)

Proof of Work (PoW) or mining:

  • The first blockchain consensus algorithm
  • Devised by Satoshi Nakamoto for use in the Bitcoin blockchain

Proof of Stake (PoS):

  • Block created by minters staking their tokens to “bet” on which blocks are valid and not by miners

Proof of Authority (PoA): Trust the Know it all

  • Validated by approved accounts like an Oracle or Admin

Kanban

  • Made popular by David J. Andersen.
  • A way to organize the chaos that surrounds so many delivery teams by making the need for prioritization and focus clear.
  • A way to uncover workflow and process problems so you may solve them in order to deliver more consistently to your client/customer/etc.
  • Visualize the workflow
  • Limit WIP
  • Manage flow
  • Make Process Policies Explicit

Lean Canvas

Proposed by Alexander Osterwalder based on his earlier work on Business Model Ontology.  Adopted by Steve Blank (“The Four Steps to the Epiphany”), and Ash Mauyra (“Running Lean”). You can use the canvas to describe, design, challenge, and pivot your business model.

We would like to thank our sponsor KnolShare for the continued support for this podcast.  Visit KnolShare.org to achieve your awesomeness through agile coaching and training, digital transformation strategy, agile organization development, lean business startup, and diversity and inclusion training.

Thank you Agile Alliance for the Webinar and Meet-up Pro account sponsorship.  Learn more about Agile Alliance at www.agilealliance.org.

We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit www.5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

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E50: Tammy Hawkins – The Story of Getting There

Tammy Hawkins Tammy Hawkins, Facilitating Learning at the 5 Saturdays Summer Workshop

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to Episode #50, featuring Tammy Hawkins, a managing director at Experis, Manpower Group. The topic is The Story of Getting There.

Tammy Hawkins is an executive at Experis, Inc. and creates a bridge between managers seeking talented professionals to satisfy a role and technical professionals seeking an opportunity. The story of getting there begins with a business need and Tammy’s unique skill of connecting managers and candidates to establish a successful relationship.

Tammy said, Trust but Verify, Take the High Road, Assume Best Intentions, Execute with Excellence, and Have an “Abundance” Mentality. I use these as my guidelines as a standard way to conduct business.

I sat down with Tammy to learn more about her inspiration, challenges, discovery, and resilience.

This interview is extracted from the Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book.  The book is available on Amazon.com as a kindle or print.

We would like to thank our sponsor KnolShare for the continued support for this podcast.  Visit KnolShare.org to achieve your awesomeness through agile coaching and training, digital transformation strategy, agile organization development, lean business startup, and diversity and inclusion training.

Thank you Agile Alliance for the Webinar and Meet-up Pro account sponsorship.  Learn more about Agile Alliance at www.agilealliance.org.

We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit www.5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

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If you have any questions for Dr. Dave reach out on twitter @DrCorneliusInfo or @KnolShare.

This podcast is produced by Dr. Dave Cornelius

Copyright 2018 KnolShare

 

 

EAFH-2: Invitation-based Change Featuring Jon Jorgensen and Daniel Mezick

Jon Jorgensen Jon Jorgensen, Author and Agilist

Invitation-based change was examined by Authors and Agilists Jon Jorgensen and Daniel Mezick to discern what benefits a leader can gain in business results, employee engagement and retention by leveraging the power of invitation while transforming their organization.  Audience interaction and light-hearted interaction abounded in this thought-provoking workshop romp.

You are listening to the KnolShare with Dr. Dave Podcast.  This is your host Dr. Dave.

I hope you are pursuing your awesomeness to be your very best.

KnolShare with Dr. Dave is Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

The Agile for Humanity community will use lean thinking, agile practices, and lean startup to improve business, community, and individual goals.  As lean thinkers we want to maximize value, minimize waste, optimize flow, respect people, and continually learn.  As agile practitioners we aim to respond to change, measure empirically, commit to outcomes, be transparent, and demonstrate courage.  Although more tenets exist to guide our behavior, these are a good start to help our journey.

You are listening to episode EAFH-2: Invitation-based Change Featuring Jon Jorgensen and Daniel Mezick.

Jon is a ​business performance coach, trainer, and consultant. More details at jonj.me or https://needlehop.com/blog/.

We would like to thank our sponsor KnolShare for the continued support for this podcast.  Visit KnolShare.org to achieve your awesomeness through agile coaching and training, digital transformation strategy, agile organization development, lean business startup, and diversity and inclusion training.

Thank you Agile Alliance for the Webinar and Meet-up Pro account sponsorship.  Learn more about Agile Alliance at www.agilealliance.org.

We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit www.5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify.

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If you have any questions for Dr. Dave reach out on twitter @DrCorneliusInfo or @KnolShare.

This podcast is produced by Dr. Dave Cornelius

Copyright 2018 KnolShare

 

 

EAFH-1: Agile for Humanity Tucson Meetup 25-August-2018

Agile For Humanity Tucson Group Picture

You are listening to the KnolShare with Dr. Dave Podcast.  This is your host Dr. Dave.

I hope you are pursuing your awesomeness!

KnolShare with Dr. Dave is Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.

The Agile for Humanity (AFH) Tucson meetup is a new launch in 2018.  A monthly podcast will be created of the conversations and will be hosted on the KnolShare with Dr. Dave channel.

You are listening to episode EAFH-1: Lean, Agile, and Startup Discussions.

The Agile for Humanity community will use lean thinking, agile practices, and lean startup to improve business, community, and individual goals.  

As lean thinkers we want to maximize value, minimize waste, optimize flow, respect people, and continually learn.  As agile practitioners we aim to respond to change, measure empirically, commit to outcomes, be transparent, and demonstrate courage.

Although more tenets exist to guide our behavior, these are a good start to help our journey.

We are camped out at Connect CoWorking in downtown Tucson, Arizona, next door to The RIALTO – A Publix Theatre and hotel Congress on a Saturday morning.  The RIALTO and hotel Congress are landmark buildings in the downtown Tucson area. Connect CoWorking is the original collaboration workspace in downtown Tucson and is the home to an eclectic group of small businesses and local events.

We used Lean Coffee to create topics for the Agile for Humanity meetup group.  Lean Coffee was created by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith. Learn more about Lean Coffee by visiting www.leancoffee.org.

 

Our guests today are:

Lateefah Collingwood, Kahilill Knight-Papaioannou, Samantha Hahn, Charles (Kaunda) Collingwood, and Harry Roberts.  Attending remotely were Jon Jorgensen and the mysterious Wayne.

I would like to give a round of applause to our guests this morning for coming out and sharing their insights.

The three topics included:

  1. Provide a good definition of Agile and how it applies to K12 leadership.
  2. Ready for Agile Education.
  3. Diversity and inclusion – Do we still need to have this conversation?

Topics that were not included are the following:

  1. Customer value How to active listen and have empathy
  2. Business agility: responding to threats and opportunities to enable business and human growth
  3. Open to collaboration
  4. Community
  5. Design Thinking
  6. Operational effectiveness
  7. Believing in the inexperienced fostering education
  8. Change from the norm
  9. Customer value: a measurable outcome that can be realized and shared
  10. Burning Man principles and Agile principles
  11. Core Protocols and Clean Language
  12. FLOW Framework
  13. Landswork + Edge Behaviors + Authority Valence
  14. Is Scaled Kanban real?
  15. Open Space Technology for non-agile, non-business applications

 

Books we are reading or listening to:

  • Harry said he is reading Meditation for figity skeptics by Dan Harris
  • Dr. Dave offered a Bill Gates recommendation: Capitalism without Capital: The rise of the intangible economy by Jonathan Haskell and Stian Westlake
  • Dr. Dave also share he listened to: How we work, reclaim your sanity, live your purpose, and embrace the daily grind by Leah Weiss, PhD

 

 

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We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit 5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes and Google Play.

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If you have any questions for Dr. Dave reach out on twitter @DrCorneliusInfo or @KnolShare.

This podcast and interview produced by Dr. Dave Cornelius

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EAgile2018-2: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Jason, John, and April Photo Jason, John, and April

Dr. Dave Cornelius Photo Dr. Dave Cornelius

 

Welcome to the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast.  This is your host Dr. Dave.

KnolShare with Dr. Dave is Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.

Jason C. Hall, April Jefferson, and John Le Drew joined me on a Thursday afternoon for a discussion about Diversity and Inclusion at the Agile2018 Conference in San Diego, CA.  John, April, Jason, and I wanted to enjoy some fresh ocean air and decided to record this podcast outside. So, pardon the wind and other city noises that we picked up during the conversation.  I am excited for us as agile coaches that we were able to begin a conversation about diversity and inclusion that affects many people and we can be allies to advocate for safety, enabling everyone on a team or in the organization to be productive without fear.

We used Lean Coffee to create topics for the Diversity and Inclusion discussion.  Lean Coffee was created by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith. Learn more about Lean Coffee by visiting www.leancoffee.org.

The Lean Coffee topics included in priority order follows:

  1. Tactics for pay equity
  2. Hidden diversity
  3. How can you be an ally when you hear / see things?
  4. Creating inclusive work environments
  5. Unconscious biases in recruitment
  6. Diversity and Inclusion Scale: 0 Totally Excluded up to 10 Totally Included.
  7. Transparency of pay for a catalyst of equitable incomes in women
  8. IT have a large Asian group contribution in roles yet we don’t see them at conferences much
  9. How to support the advancement of people of color in leadership roles
  10. What is the correlation of Diversity and Inclusion with Agile?

Jason, April, and John please share a little about who you are with the audience.

I will pass the Mic for individual introductions.  Alex, Jenny, Cara, and Steve please share a little about who you are with the audience.

I hope this conversation continues in a positive way for agile coaches to be allies for team members and create safety for inclusion of diverse identities. The diversity and inclusion conversation is relevant in our workplaces, community, and homes.  As agile coaches, we are responsible for making work humane, we owe it to teams and organization to create safety for diverse teams with diverse identities.  The identities include age, gender, race / ethnicity, religion / spirituality, socio-economic status, accessibility, and sexual orientation.

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Let me finish by sharing the story that I shared at AgileTonight during the Agile2018 conference in San Diego, CA.

You may connect with my guest on twitter: John Le Drew (@antz29), April Jeffersen (@_AprilJefferson ), and Jason C. Hall (@JasonHallc ).

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We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit 5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes and Google Play.

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If you have any questions for Dr. Dave reach out on twitter @DrCorneliusInfo or @KnolShare.

This podcast and interview produced by Dr. Dave Cornelius

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EAgile2018-1: Diversity and Inclusion – Looking Forward — What we can do

Cara, Alex, Jenny, and Steve Cara, Alex, Jenny, and Steve

Dr. Dave Cornelius Photo Dr. Dave Cornelius

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  This is your host Dr. Dave.

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This is a special episode on Diversity and Inclusion in the agile community that was kick started at the AgileTonight event during the Agile Alliance Agile2018 conference in San Diego, CA.  At the AgileTonight event on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, four Agile Alliance members shared stories about the direct effect of Diversity and Inclusion on their lives with a room full of other members.  It was a first and I am very appreciative to be a part of that experience. It was a beginning of a conversation that was long overdue. Thank you Agile Alliance members for demonstrating courage to create space for this conversation to take place.

I was one of the members sharing stories about inclusion.  Many people came up to me and said thank you for being courageous for sharing your story, putting yourself out there meant a lot to me.  Others felt the conversation was too light and did not go far enough, because they wanted a deeper dive into the Diversity and Inclusion topic.   A few, who were transparent enough said, it was too sad and heavy. I will assume positive intent for those who felt the subject was too heavy.

Four brave people decided to join me for this podcast at the Agile2018 conference in San Diego, CA.  They were Alex Harms, Jenny Tarwater, Cara Turner, and Steve Holyer.  They requested that we use the title “Looking Forward: What we can do”.

We used Lean Coffee to create topics for the Diversity and Inclusion discussion.  Lean Coffee was created by Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith. Learn more about Lean Coffee by visiting www.leancoffee.org.

The topics included in priority order follows:

  1. Why are we so fearful?
  2. Can I combine inclusivity and accessibility into one Agile Alliance initiative?
  3. Examples of things that help – learning from experiences that people already have
  4. What don’t I know?
  5. Why is this topic personally important to me?
  6. Are we using the Agile Alliance code of conduct to shut down conversations or open them up?
  7. White Women’s’ tears
  8. Transparency
  9. Code of conduct training

 

I will pass the Mic for individual introductions.  Alex, Jenny, Cara, and Steve please share a little about who you are with the audience.

The diversity and inclusion conversation is relevant in our workplaces, community, and homes.  As agile coaches, we are responsible for making work humane, we owe it to teams and organization to create safety for diverse teams with diverse identities.  The identities include age, gender, race / ethnicity, religion / spirituality, socio-economic status, accessibility, and sexual orientation.

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Thank you Agile Alliance for demonstrating courage to create space for this conversation to take place.

Let me finish by sharing the story that I shared at AgileTonight during the Agile2018 conference in San Diego, CA.

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You may connect with my guest on twitter: Cara Turner (@cara_faye), Steve Holyer (@zurcherart), Jenny Tarwater (@jennyKCMO), and Alex harms (@onealexharms).

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We would like to thank our sponsor KnolShare for the continued support for this podcast.  Visit www.knolshare. to achieve your awesomeness through agile coaching and training, digital transformation strategy, agile organization development, lean business startup, and diversity and inclusion training.

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We support lean thinking and agile life skills education through the 5 Saturdays program.  Visit 5Saturdays.org to donate your time, money, and knowledge.

Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book

Checkout Dr. Dave’s latest book Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? On Amazon.com.  You will also find his book Transforming your leadership Character: The lean thinking and agility way on Amazon.com.

 

Look for the KnolShare with Dr. Dave podcast on iTunes and Google Play.

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If you have any questions for Dr. Dave reach out on twitter @DrCorneliusInfo or @KnolShare.

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E5S2018: 5 Saturdays 2018 Summer Workshop

Dr. Dave, Jon Jorgensen, Remo Moralez

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.   This is a special edition Episode featuring the 5 Saturdays agile education outreach program.  Dr. Dave Cornelius spends time with Jon Jorgensen, Reno Moralez Jr. to discuss the experience of attending a 5 Saturdays workshop.

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E49: Kevin Castle – Launch a business, establish a brand, and give back to the local community

Kevin Castle – Technossus, LLC Managing Partner

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to Episode #49, featuring Kevin Castle, a managing partner at Technossus, LLC. The topic is “Climbing the Mountains and Clearing the Hurdles”.

Kevin Castle is a managing partner at Technossus, LLC.   He is one of the three founders of the company.

The software business landscape is very competitive and the entry into this market is much easier than other industries—all you need is a computer, a group of people willing to innovate, and build relationships. The perspective offered by Kevin is his journey to launch a business, establish a brand, and give back to the local community.

Kevin stated, there are three key take-aways that would help steer you in the right direction to deal with challenges and to shape your thought process are:

  1. The discipline to be focused
  2. The ability to focus
  3. Being able to constantly fall back on what your purpose is: Why are you doing this?

I sat down with Kevin to learn more about his inspiration, challenges, discovery, and resilience.

This interview is extracted from the Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book.  The book is available on Amazon.com as a kindle or print.

 

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E48: Multiple Delivery Practices – Kanban, Scrum, and Waterfall

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to Episode 48, the topic is “Kanban, Scrum, and Waterfall Coexisting without innovation friction”.  In large companies, you may often find more than one delivery practice in play at a time.  Some teams practice Kanban with a 1 to 3 day delivery cadence, another set of teams practice Scrum with a 1 to 4 weeks delivery cadence, and still others practice waterfall with a 3 to 18 months delivery cadence.  How do you create alignment between varying delivery cadences and practices?  In our podcast we will share a few tips and tricks on how to establish working agreements to align on a shared delivery cadence.

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E47: Continual Learning with Dr. Dave Martinez, Early College High School (ECHS) Principal

E47: Continual Learning with Dr. Dave Martinez, Early College High School (ECHS) Principal

Dr. Dave Martinez - ECHS Principal

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to Episode 47, featuring Dr. Dave Martinez, ECHS Principal in Costa Mesa, CA. The topic is “Continual Learning”.  Continual learning is the practice of intentionally identifying new topics that will increase knowledge for personal pleasure or business acumen.

Episode 47 is the second of many topics extracted from my book Elastic Minds: What are Thinking?, that will be featured in coming podcast episodes.

Dr. Martinez opined that “When you go into a program you always want to make data decisions by measuring the temperature and taking a look at the numbers to see if you are making improvements”.  Fundamentally, this is equal to measuring relentlessly, a term used in the lean and agile space.  Evaluate if progress is being made and determine if to pivot or stay the course.

In the journey of helping students achieve the awesomeness, build a team of peers that will be contributors to the students success.  Dr. Martinez stated “You should not go at this alone!”.  Teams are fundamental to delivering business value to organizations and working in teams can bring amount amazing innovations.

Dr. Martinez also said “Put theory into practice”.  One of the key factor is to ensure the students are happy.  Jurgen Appelo’s book Managing for Happiness spoke of the correlation of people being happy and the success in business.  The same applies for students being happy and their success in learning.

The leadership at ECHS is very innovative and encourage students to help curve some of the campus activities.  For example, a survey of students resulted in three programs that improved extracurricular activities on campus.  The wisdom of crowds theory was applied and students responded with innovative programs that was beneficial for the entire student body.

Resilience is relevant to being in a growth mindset for continual learning to be present in a person’s life.  Dr. Martinez tells his students that resilience is having GRIT.  G is for Growth, R is for Resilience, I is for Intensity, and T is for tenacity.  Find a way to learn outside the box so you can be successful.

Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? Purchase the Elastic Minds: What are you thinking? book on Amazon.com.

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E46: The Power of Observation. Featuring Tracy Treacy, a Therapist and Psychologist

 Tracy Treacy, Licensed Therapist and Psychologist

Welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  Streamed on Grokshare.com and broadcasted on iTunes and Google Play.

You are listening to Episode 46, featuring Tracy Treacy, a Therapist and Psychologist. The topic is “The Power of Observation”.  Tracy will share her personal journey and her application of the Power of Observation while practicing her craft. Tracy is the owner of a practice in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and applies various techniques to help her clients find their awesomeness.

Elastic Minds; What are you thinking; Book

Episode 46 is the first of many topics extracted from my book Elastic Minds: What are Thinking?, that will be featured in coming episodes.   The human mind is complicated, as are its psychology and philosophies.  So too are our varied individual circumstances, dreams and goals … in education, business, artistic expression or social interactions.  Despite the complexities of life, the common and underlying thread is that each experience is just another example of resilience over resistance, agility over adversity ….

In 2018, I plan to apply my power of observation to help people find their awesomeness.

The power of observation gives you data to generate insights about a particular circumstance.  For instance, my observation about my attitude at 4:30 AM versus 4:30 PM is certainly different.  At 4:30 AM I am not the bright-eyed bushy-tailed individual as some people, because I am very nocturnal.  At 4:30 pm I am fired up and ready to go.  At 11:30 pm I am still a high energy person.

As I engage in a practice to help people find their awesomeness, my power of observation must be improved incrementally.  The keen attention to details is not only limited to just what I see but must be expanded to how I hear and the questions that I ask.

I plan to exercise my child-like inquisitiveness of asking “Why”.  Why is it important to get another episode of my podcast done at this time?  How much more productive and satisfied would we feel if more answers to “Why” are known and we paid more attention to the small details? Knowing “Why” is one of the essence of coaching and enables people to find their awesomeness.  The Power of Observation is central to being an effective and successful coach. No matter if you are an agile coach or sports coach or life coach, the need for the Power of Observation is fundamental to enable people to find their awesomeness.

 

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Copyright 2018 KnolShare

E45: Test First Then Code Webinar

 Tess Guevara Webinar Guest

Test-First is a built-in quality practice from eXtreme programming (XP) that emphasized building tests before writing code.  After observing software team practicing agile struggle with completing stories consistently and try to incorporate test driven development (TDD) into the development cycle, I knew something was missing.

Allow me to share with you the new paradigm of first test your understanding of what is being asked before writing software. I call it Test-First Then Code.  The practice is very simple but the outcomes are powerful and drive quality.  This five step approach assists teams to obtain greater confidence to complete work successfully.

The team in partnership with the Product Owner (PO) and Scrum Master can use Test-First Then-Code during grooming, sprint planning, or other convenient opportunities to obtain context, clarity, and constraint awareness.  The facilitation is driven by the software teams and not the Scrum Master.  This is a one- to two-hour session that is broken into 15-minute time-box increments.  In a one-hour session you can analyze and evaluate four user stories.  In a two-hours session you get through about eight user stories.  The goal is to ensure each team member understands the context (who, what, and why), clarity of the acceptance criteria, and can identify constraints.  This is an opportunity to Grok each User Story completely.

 

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E44: Scrum Teams Take Ownership of Deliverables

The Scrum team is the builders of things (BoT). I would say one of the most important roles in the Scrum ecosystem. The Scrum team, Product Owner, and Scrum Master are peers.  Each role provides a value that should be respected by everyone in the organization.

The team has the autonomy to determine how and when to complete work.  This new found freedom can be daunting and at first confusing. We will discover various tools to help the teams self-organize to deliver the right value at the right time.

The role of the BoT team is clear, which is to build the highest priority item within the committed time-box by the team.  The time-box is usually a 2-week sprint.  Only the Scrum team members can define the duration to complete work.  The Scrum Master, the PO, nor anyone else in the organization have the authority to define how long work should take.  The simple reason is that only the people actively building the software can accurately define duration.

 

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Episode E43: Your Mind is not an Office – How to be Fully Present to What Matters Most With Van Wray

 Van Wray

Hello and welcome to the KnolShare with Dr. Dave Podcast.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com, iTunes, and Google Play.

You are listening to Episode #43 with Dr. Dave and Van Wray.  Our discussion is based on his topic “You Mind is not an Office – How to be Fully Present to What Matters Most”.  His focus is to connect the best of productivity thinkers (e.g. David Allen – Getting Things Done), and the latest in cognitive performance and brain science.

Van stated that there are mindful friendly and unfriendly ways to deliver value. We do not come with a manual on how to use our mind, so we get an untrained mind to start with.  We need some equipping to help our mind work at its optimal capability.

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E41: The Scrum Masters Role

The Scrum Master (SM) role facilitates the team practice of lean thinking and agile tenets by using the Scrum framework. Operating in this role without authority is difficult and can lead to questions of worth to the value delivered. The SM role is important for the outcome of team harmony and to enable self-organization.

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E40: Product Owner Telling a Better Customer Story – Webinar

The PO role represents the voice of customer (VOC). This position is essential to prioritize and evaluate the outcomes produced by teams that are the builders of things (BoT). Selecting the right person to represent VOC is critical to build the right customer value at the right time.

The name Product Owner is misleading and may lead people to believe that the person in this role owns the product.  Many stakeholders in an organization represents true ownership of the products.

E39: Managing Anxiety on the Journey to Deliver Customer Satisfied Projects – William Nealie

 Willian Nealie at Sony Press Conference

Greetings and welcome to KnolShare with Dr. Dave.  KnolShare with Dr. Dave is hosted on GrokShare.com and available on iTunes and Google Play.  You are listening to episode #39 with guest William Nealie.  Our topic is “managing anxiety on the journey to deliver customer satisfied projects”.

Interview questions include the following:

  1. Please describe a project that was nerve racking and you delivered great customer value.
  2. What were some of the anxious moments that was experienced?
  3. Was the anxiety driven out of fear?
  4. What tools did you use quiet the anxiety experienced?
  5. Can you highlight challenges with managing customer expectations?
  6. What about relationship with suppliers?
  7. Describe the top three actions people should do when afflicted with anxiety.

 

About William Nealie

  • Entertainment Technology Engineer/Consultant
  • Audio and Video engineer system designer Project manager.
  • 30 years in the entertainment and broadcast industry.
  • Esports gaming broadcast facility Technical manager For Riot Games.
  • Touring audio engineer
  • Broadcast video systems engineer.

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Episode #38: Are Agile Teams Together Forever

Bruce Tuckmans’s 1965 study of small group dynamics introduced the famous forming, storming, norming, and performing.  In 1977, the fifth element of adjourning was added to capture the reality that teams disband and potentially form new teams.

Reteaming help us to share towers of knowledge and reduce the knowledge silos. It is also risk mitigation for information loss of people leaving the building and moving to other companies.  Teams can be distributed and still reteam to ensure freshness in team members. My friend Heidi Helfand recently released her book titled “Dynamic Reteaming: The Art and Wisdom of Changing Teams” published on Lean Pub. This webinar will leverage concepts and knowledge gleaned from this book during our discussion.

 

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Episode #37: Keith Montgomery on Disruption

Hi and welcome to the Knolshare with Dr. Dave Podcast, hosted on Grokshare.com and streamed on iTunes and Google Play.

You are listening to Episode 37, a discussion on the effect of disruption on people, organizations, and communities.

Merriam-Websters definition of disruption is to interrupt the normal course or unity of.

My friend Keith Montgomery and I sat down for a discussion on the topic of disruption.  We share a common passion for this topic as we see change as the only constant.

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