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Three Tips to Help Improve Your Team’s Happiness

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hap·pi·ness /ˈhapēnəs/ noun the state of being happy.   We all spend A LOT of time at work and with our colleagues. We often develop friendships with some of our colleagues that influence our personal happiness, but in this webinar, we will look at our happiness with our team as a whole and how that influences our team performance.   Team happiness is a leading…

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Benefits of Being a Scrum Master Explained by Our Team

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Each one of our team members at DH Leonard Consulting have attended the Scrum Master Credential course through Agile in Nonprofits and became a Scrum Master. Why you might ask? So glad you asked! There are numerous reasons. One of the most important is that each of our Writing Team members helps each client’s grant team focus on improving their efficiency and team happiness, a…

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Agile In Real Life – Workout (Sprint) Goals

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As you would imagine, I commit to a weekly workout backlog for myself and yes, it looks different each week…broken toe recovery, still snowing outside, gorgeous forecast, etc.    This week, when I committed to the backlog, I forgot that it was going to be nearly 70 yesterday and to plan for an outdoor bike ride. My backlog said “cycling” for Sunday, and while I…

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Responding to Change OVER Following a Plan

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You’ve heard me say more than once how taking time to practice Agile values and the specific frameworks your team may/does use is a great idea.    I recently had one of those days where it really tested the “Responding to Change OVER Following a Plan” Agile value.   I wanted to work out at 5:30 am before getting started with my “official day” as…

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