NonViolent Communication

September 13, 2011 0

In this blog post, Michael Sahota explains the basic principles of NonViolent Communication (NVC) and how they can help your to improve communication in your Scrum team. Nonviolent communication (also called compassionate communication) is a communication process that often functions as a conflict resolution process. It focuses on two aspects of communication: honest self-expression and empathy. This communication is very close to the concepts developed in the Core Protocols.

Dancing with Pigs

July 26, 2011 0

This article explores some of the principles of agile interactions of Scrum teams. More specifically, it focuses on those interactions necessary to discovering and elaborating requirements within the context of the Scrum framework.

Driving Major Change: The Balance Between Methods and People

July 13, 2011 0

The foundation of this success relies on flexible and rapid development methodologies and the creation and sustainment of a collaborative social environment by which various communities unify to provide capabilities in a common framework. In the context of new strategy development, the intent of this article is to describe the challenges of implementing an innovative and collaborative environment in the context of scaling an agile system engineering method to a large combined effort.

Openness Given and Received

January 4, 2011 0

It’s important for people to believe that openness given can lead to openness received. This openness must extend to admitting mistakes when necessary. […] When people admit to mistakes, others in a group are more apt to do so as well. It’s always better to know about mistakes earlier than later. Being open about them has the added benefit of giving critics less ammunition.

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