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As an Agile Coach, I have the irrepressible tendency to think in User Stories. Being around C-Level executives, Managers, and Teams, when the time comes close for the Q planning, all I hear in my head is something like…


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This is a suggestion on how to promote innovation and learning in the organization as a habit, exercised regularly. It could be incorporated into the Scrum lifecycle or any Agile methodology.

The Perception

I don’t know about…


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There is a single point in time that can significantly affect the history and evolution of a team. And this is no other than the Launch Event. The event that signals the kickoff of a new team. Is a great opportunity to create a strong memory that acts as a…


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Being a Coach and a Manager, made me understand that what seems to motivate people in their working environments is not what we typically have in mind. It seems that extrinsic motivations like rewards, bonuses, and promotions tend to have a smaller impact on the motivation of employees than we…


Feedback Wrap Management 3.0

I have yet to encounter a single person enjoying being in an organization performing under traditional management style, including annual performance reviews, financial only related rewards, hierarchical structure, command, and control, etc. …


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The Kudo Cards is a fantastic way to acknowledge that you appreciate someone’s efforts. When practiced often, it can assist in shaping a culture of safety, acceptance, and belonging among team members. It acts like an antidote to a culture of blaming and fear. …


We spend a significant amount of time, probably the most productive part of our day, with our peers. But how well do we know each other? I mean really know. Apart from our coffee preferences, do we know their pets’ names or the grade of their children?

Even if we…


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Two people talking to each other, it is more than exchanging words, it’s more like dancing. They are sharing emotions, ideas, values, and culture.

All these modern tools for remote communication sure helped us reach people on the other side of…


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These days are all about remote working, especially in the Software Industry.

Well, not exactly. Remote and distributed teams have always been a thing in Software Industry, but now under the latest peculiar circumstances, even late adopters are reaching out to this forbidden fruit.

Apart from the puzzle of how…


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It is true that due to recent events, to control the spread on COVID-19, we are forced to work from home. Well, luckily for software teams this is not a new thing.

This infliction is for sure something that no one wished for. It is a necessary measure to prevent…

Faye Tsampardouka

Agile Coach

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