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Todd Lankford

Sometimes metrics can get in the way of a good conversation.

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Why burn-downs and velocity slow down your team.

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Enhance Your Scrum Journey Now with Proven Patterns
Enhance Your Scrum Journey Now with Proven Patterns
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What can you learn from Scrum’s origins to shift into overdrive?

  • Forcing an unrealistic date to motivate performance
  • Using stretch goals to increase throughput
  • Using unsustainable, heroic effort to reach goals
  • Seeing functional…


To be Agile, we desperately need active engagement by Agile Leaders

We need active engagement by Agile Leaders to be Agile
We need active engagement by Agile Leaders to be Agile
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It’s OK if it isn’t perfect.

The perfect way to start your Scrum journey
The perfect way to start your Scrum journey
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But read to learn how to make an omelet.

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PI Planning isn’t an Agile panacea.

Why Program Increment Planning is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing
Why Program Increment Planning is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing
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Simply having them is not enough.

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It’s time to break through our barriers and start changing.

What’s your excuse for not being Agile?
What’s your excuse for not being Agile?
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And the surprising effect taking risks has on psychological safety.

Empiricism and Scrum: Is safety mandatory?
Empiricism and Scrum: Is safety mandatory?
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Todd Lankford

Todd is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with 25 years in consulting. His coaching is focused on making Agile simple again.

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