Todd Lankford

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

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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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Outputs without outcomes & team engagement is a mistake.

How an output focus makes your teams fail at Scrum
How an output focus makes your teams fail at Scrum
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Three powerful guardrails that make it possible to shrink The Scrum Guide.

Is less more with the new Scrum Guide
Is less more with the new Scrum Guide
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  • Self-managing team behavior (“who,” “how,” “what,” and “when”).
  • Explicit intent of Scrum application beyond software development.
  • A heavy focus on “why” through a Product Goal and Sprint Goal instead of “what” the team is delivering.
  • No hierarchies or separation between Developers, Product Owners, and Scrum Masters. …


Team autonomy is not as simple as waving a wand.

You are empowered! Now, show me the magic!
You are empowered! Now, show me the magic!
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When a team seems not to care, don’t blame the people.

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Diversification is what you need.

Are you mastering the right thing for your product team?
Are you mastering the right thing for your product team?
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It requires an often overlooked ingredient.

Grit is the key to a successful Agile journey
Grit is the key to a successful Agile journey
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Product discovery and delivery are better together.

We Need One Complete Product Team
We Need One Complete Product Team
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About

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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