Archive of Tag 'culture'


Culture is the set of norms we follow in our places of work and a lens through which we see ourselves, our colleagues and our customers.

Dev Team Performance: Team Composition

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 6, 2020 in Agile


The last two articles focused on scrum team performance as a whole and rudimentary skills for dev team performance, the first of three requirements of a development team to help it achieve…

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Dev Team Performance: Rudimentary Skills

Posted by Jeff Hayes on May 8, 2020 in Agile


Before we get back to our discussion on scrum team performance, let’s take a look at a real world example of how agile works versus how waterfall works (or doesn’t). Coronavirus and…

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Agile Coaching for Team Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 23, 2020 in Agile


Generally speaking, scrum development teams benefit from specific performance improvement processes. And who better to help teams through such processes than an agile team coach? This post presents the critical skills needed…

Agile Coaching - Teams

Corporate Culture Drives Agile Transformation

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 23, 2019 in Agile


What does it take for an organization to become “fully agile?” The short answer is desire: The desire to… Improve customer satisfaction Engage employees more fully Produce greater value for the organization…

Culture Drives Agile

Scrum Master Personality Types for Maximum Benefit

Posted by Jeff Hayes on March 27, 2019 in Agile


How does a company identify and hire an excellent scrum master (SM)? Finding the right kind of person assures an organization that it can exceed its average return-on-investment on “projects;” see Erin’s…

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Scrum, The Essential Agile Method for Software Development

Posted by Jeff Hayes on February 13, 2019 in Agile


Agile software development is iterative and incremental in nature as I discussed previously in Agile Methods Provide the Greatest Value to Organizations. Its earliest manifestation is probably in work performed by IBM…

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What is Your ‘Writing Voice’ When You are Not the Writer?

Posted by Jeff Hayes on July 31, 2016 in Business


Most savvy businesspersons understand that ‘content is king,’ meaning that good, appropriate content is an important key to the success of marketing campaigns today. Where content production is concerned, these same businesspersons…

Your Writing Voice Defines You

Sales and Marketing Alignment: Creating a Stronger Company

Posted by Mike Schmidt on June 7, 2016 in Business


Having been on both sides of the desk, I’ve come to realize how critical it is for Sales & Marketing to be aligned. The reality is that, while many companies are combining…

Sales and Marketing Alignment is Necessary for Optimum Sales

Thus Spake Google: How Wagging the Dog is Working for the Rest of Us

Posted by Jeff Hayes on April 30, 2014 in Technology


Google has become one of the most successful companies in history, in part due to its ability to tell us who we are.  Asking metaphorically, Is Google a prophet? Can it predict…

People everywhere are 'wagging the dog' by what they search for.

Trends in Technology: Rosetta Stone Required

Posted by Jeff Hayes on January 30, 2013 in Technology


When we hear the phrase Trends in Technology, some of us begin thinking about technologies that should be coming of age soon.  Some of us think “What now!?!” perhaps because technology inspires fear…

Trends depend upon strengths, experience and generation to which one belongs