About Self Organizing Teams/ Posted 4/11/2016 12:05:46 PM by CLEMENTINO DE MENDONCA, Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org A question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager: “In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks for user stories between each team member, I am going to just identify tasks and hours needed and leave it at that, and then I will ask each team member to “pick” tasks from the sprint backlog on their own, and later, as soon as they complete a previously picked task.” Cynefin The various domains of the Cynefin model. Cynefin /ˈkʌnɨvɪn/ is a Welsh word, which is commonly translated into English as 'habitat' or 'place', although this fails to convey its full meaning. The term was chosen by the Welsh scholar Dave Snowden to describe a perspective on the evolutionary nature of complex systems, including their inherent uncertainty ("The Cynefin framework"). The name serves as a reminder that all human interactions are strongly influenced and frequently determined by our experiences, both through the direct influence of personal experience, as well as through collective experience, such as stories or music. The framework provides a typology of contexts that guides what sort of explanations or solutions might apply. It draws on research into complex adaptive systems theory, cognitive science, anthropology, and narrative patterns, as well as evolutionary psychology, to describe problems, situations, and systems.
Making sense of cognitive behaviour therapy Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of talking therapy that combines cognitive therapy and behaviour therapy. It focuses on how you think about the things going on in your life – your thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes (your cognitive processes) – and how this impacts on the way you behave and deal with emotional problems. It then looks at how you can change any negative patterns of thinking or behaviour that may be causing you difficulties. In turn, this can change the way you feel.
Cynefin Lego Game A game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework Context The Cynefin Lego Game is part of agile42’s management training for the Agile Management Framework. It is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany License. What It Is A game to let you experience four of the five domains of Dave Snowden’s Cynefin framework. Principles behind the Agile Manifesto We follow these principles: Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
The Fifth Discipline The Fifth Discipline: The Art and Practice of the Learning Organization (Senge 1990) is a book by Peter Senge (a senior lecturer at MIT) focusing on group problem solving using the systems thinking method in order to convert companies into learning organizations. The five disciplines represent approaches (theories and methods) for developing three core learning capabilities: fostering aspiration, developing reflective conversation, and understanding complexity. The Five Disciplines The five disciplines of what the book refers to as a "learning organization" discussed in the book are: "Personal mastery is a discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively
Smart Learning Strategies Share Synopsis "What’s the key to effective learning? (...) It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know." The Burn-Down Chart: An Effective Planning and Tracking Tool Burn-downs charts are among the most common sprint tracking mechanisms used by Agile practitioners. Though their application and usage varies (some plot a burn-down chart using story points, whereas others use task count), plotting burn-down using effort remaining is the most effective and efficient way of using burn-down charts. This article looks at creating and updating a burn-down chart using the effort-remaining approach, interpreting burn-down under different scenarios, and examining common mistakes to avoid while using burn-downs. We conclude by looking at some of the benefits of using this innovative tool. How to create a burn-down chart
Organize Your Whole House with One Trip to the Dollar Store There are any number of excuses I can make for why I haven’t taken the time to organize our house: not enough time to do it all, don’t know where to start, organizational supplies are too expensive, etc. It’s easy to get discouraged and quit before I am even started. But the truth is, the supplies to get an entire house in order don’t have to cost a small fortune.
Agile Project Management Handbook v2.0 In today’s ever-changing world, organisations and businesses are keen to adopt a more flexible approach to delivering projects, and want to become more agile. However, for organisations delivering projects and programmes, and where existing formal project management processes already exist, the informality of many of the agile approaches is daunting and is sometimes perceived as too risky. These project-focused organisations need a mature agile approach – agility within the concept of project delivery – Agile Project Management. Since its launch in 2010, DSDM’s Agile Project Management has proved very popular, and has enabled the adoption of Agile Project Management practice worldwide. Click here to take an AgilePM practice exam paper.
Blog: 15 Cool Tents for Chic Camping Vacations DON'T MISS OUT….. ? Get our latest discoveries straight to your inbox Spending time in the great outdoors is one of our favorite things, if you couldn't tell from the articles we've written on glamping, tents, and ultra-chic campers. A quick look around the web shows that we're far from the only ones who've fallen in love with all aspects of camping, especially when it comes to tent design. The humble tent has gotten a designer upgrade and now comes in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. Goethe on the Psychology of Color and Emotion Color is an essential part of how we experience the world, both biologically and culturally. One of the earliest formal explorations of color theory came from an unlikely source — the German poet, artist, and politician Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who in 1810 published Theory of Colors (public library; public domain), his treatise on the nature, function, and psychology of colors. Though the work was dismissed by a large portion of the scientific community, it remained of intense interest to a cohort of prominent philosophers and physicists, including Arthur Schopenhauer, Kurt Gödel, and Ludwig Wittgenstein.
Systems Thinking and the Learning Organization Peter Senge’s vision of a learning organization is a group of people who are continually enhancing their capabilities to create what they want. In his book, The Fifth Discipline, Senge sees five disciplines that are central to learning organizations: Personal Mastery – continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively.Mental Models are deeply ingrained assumptions, generalizations, or even pictures or images that influence how we understand the world and how we take action.Building Shared Vision suggests that if any one idea about leadership has inspired organizations for thousands of years, it’s the capacity to hold a shared picture of the future we seek to create.Team Learning is vital because teams, not individuals, are the fundamental learning unit in modern organizations.Systems Thinking – The Fifth Discipline that integrates the other 4. Great infographics on Systems Thinking in Action –