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3 Things I’ve Learned as a Scrum Master

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Work is better when you’re Agile. I’ve been credentialed as a Scrum Master for the better part of six months and an actual Scrum Master for… two weeks? Yeah, that sounds about right.   After going through the training with Scrum Inc., I joined DH Leonard Consulting, a business that supports nonprofit organizations in their grant-seeking efforts and utilizes Scrum to run the business. I…

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Have Your Listening Ears On

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I had the privilege of chairing the preschool in my small rural town before our school district in the years before our school district was able to launch their pre-K program. Over the course of those years, I would occasionally be in the classroom during school hours and have the opportunity to hear Ms. Julie talking with the children. It was where I first remember…

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STOP Doing Heroic Things!

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Perhaps you’re wondering what types of heroic things I mean…   Overtime.   Working on the weekend.   Turning a full vacation day into a half-day.   Those are all heroic things that happen in the nonprofit sector by heart-centered, passionate, driven individuals who regardless of their title want to ensure that the work that needs to be done to meet their mission, serve their…

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Don’t Let the Tools Drive Your Agile Journey

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One of the most common questions our team fields from those who are getting started on their Agile journey or specifically looking at a framework like Scrum or Kanban is “What tool is best for our team to use?”   The answer is that it depends.   It depends on what tools your team already uses. Do you already do all your work in the…

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