Agile coaches, project and product managers all have their strengths. While the specifics tend to differ wildly, I can usually divide them into two camps: the immediate and the future. The immediate specialists are awesome day-to-day negotiators of roadblocks and issues that arise on the team. They love spending time with the team, keeping meetings […]
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We hate waiting in line, not to mention that once we finish waiting…there’s more waiting. There’s the whole, “need to pull out my wallet and give you currency” hassle. Then, finally, whatever I paid for needs to be produced. Goodness, I hope all this was worth it. Honestly, I just want what I want and […]
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As an agile coach with experience in the startup community, there is no greater way to learn than by just doing it. That was the advice Seth Godin gave me last December. The only way people will know you are an expert at something, he said, is if you tell them. It challenged me, because […]
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Everyone is singing the praises of Jeff Bezos and his brick-and-mortar killer Amazon these days. They released a new and improved Kindle that is arguably the best Android tablet on the market, announced drone delivery and set the Internet on fire, and now will be testing Sunday delivery in some cities. Some, including this post […]
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Good for you Best Buy. Shame it took you this long to figure it out, but it appears you have the hang of this whole “showrooming” thing. I’ve called it out several times in this space, but big retailers such as JC Penny and Best Buy have been wringing their hands over the trend in […]
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I don’t mince my words when it comes to the awesomeness of Tapbot’s Tweetbot. It was one of the first apps I fell in love with on my iPhone, and is one of the only apps I use constantly. My affection for Twitter as a platform would not be as devout if it were not […]
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With all due respect to my precious Infinity Blade downloads, it’s become a bit outdated to ask people to pay for apps these days. With so much available for free online and in app stores, customers have proven over the past year plus they don’t really want to pay for anything until they have a […]
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Think back to the last app you downloaded to your mobile device. A sale, tweet or mention in the App Store probably drew you to its features. The time to wait isn’t what it used to be, but those moments are spent anticipating how cool the new experience will be. Once the moment comes to […]
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Much like XP and Agile, there is a disparity of information involved with describing what exactly people mean when they say their shop is “lean”. While the definition itself may be simple to pass along to the uninitiated, beginning the process can be a huge mess of confusion. Lean is self-descriptive, but not indicative of […]
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