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2012-12-06
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We love Christmas at BM HQ and this year , we have a very special Christmas Card … Ins [Read More]

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2012-08-28
DDD North 2012

The Northern wing of the UK’s premier Developer Community event is coming to Yorkshire o [Read More]

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2012-06-04
Agile and The Chasm

Someone posed the question:  Has Agile Crossed the Chasm?, a reference to Moore’s w [Read More]

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2012-05-21
Lessons in Self-Organizing Social Systems

Last week, I had a chance to reflect on eleven years of the Retrospective Facilitators Gat [Read More]

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2012-05-20
Renting the Microsoft Surface for your Events

Black Marble has made several Samsung SUR40s (Microsoft Surface 2) available for Rent thro [Read More]

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2012-05-14
The Elements of Improvement

Improvement requires three factors: Information. People need information about the context [Read More]

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2012-05-03
Self-Awareness Matters: Finding Your Filters

I remember sitting in a project meeting back when I worked for a Big Company. The project [Read More]

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2012-04-23
Alternatives to bureaucratic hierarchy

I don’t doubt that its possible to have an organization with out traditional manager [Read More]

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2012-04-16
What do middle managers do?

Last week, someone tweeted that the C-suite “gets agile,” but middle managers [Read More]

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2012-04-09
Hiring is a Team Activity

In an earlier article, I said, “Hiring new people for a team should always be a joint de [Read More]

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2012-03-27
The Costs of a Struggling Team

Last week, I posted a mind map that shows the benefits of the team effect.  But what abou [Read More]

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2012-03-22
The Team Effect

A while back, I posted a little mind map about business costs of a struggling team.  But [Read More]

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2012-03-13
/Estimating/ is often helpful. /Estimates/ are often not.

Recently, I tweeted, “/Estimating/ is often helpful. /Estimates/ are often not.̶ [Read More]

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2012-02-27
But are they working hard?

Recently, I met with a group of managers who work in an organization moving towards agile [Read More]

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2012-02-06
ScrumMaster? Coach? Agile Coach? The needs of the team and work define the role.

No matter the name, the  intention of the role is to help teams learn new skills, continu [Read More]

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