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How Successful People Stay Calm

How Successful People Stay Calm | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90%
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10 Instant Ways of Creating Charisma

10 Instant Ways of Creating Charisma | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The good news is that you too, can develop an aura of charisma about yourself as well. There are many traits that charismatic people possess which you can emulate outwardly as well.
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Fear is Waterfall

Fear is Waterfall | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The big selling point of Agile is the fast return on investment it promises. But what excites me most about Agile is its emphasis on people - agility done well injects humanity back into activities...
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The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Theory of Transformation -

The Emperor Has No Clothes: A Theory of Transformation - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
From Wikipedia: “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a short tale by Hans Christian Andersen about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those who are unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent.
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7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People

7 Habits Of Highly Resilient People | Innovatus | Scoop.it
We all have those weeks where it seems like everything is going wrong at once. Relationship drama, a bad review at work, unnerving health symptoms. But, you\
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Daily Scrum is a Waste of Time | Agile Pain Relief

Daily Scrum is a Waste of Time | Agile Pain Relief | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Daily Scrum? It’s a waste of time and interrupts my work. Daily Scrum is just a chance for the ScrumMaster to show up and micromanage. Daily Scrum is for
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Is Aiming For Potentially Shippable Good Enough? [Agile Safari] - Agile For All

Is Aiming For Potentially Shippable Good Enough? [Agile Safari] - Agile For All | Innovatus | Scoop.it
What if we used accidentally shippable instead of potentially shippable? What could we achieve?
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How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion

How to Change Minds: Blaise Pascal on the Art of Persuasion | Innovatus | Scoop.it
"People are generally better persuaded by the reasons which they have themselves discovered than by those which have come into the mind of o
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Ten Virtues for a Happier, More Fulfilled Life

Ten Virtues for a Happier, More Fulfilled Life | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Happiness is an elusive thing, but this video from the folks at The School of Life lays out ten simple virtues that, while definitely simple, are the closest we’ll probably get to a set of simple “rules” to live by if we want to live a happier,...
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The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All

The Power of 3 Words - Agile For All | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Some of the most significant messages people deliver to one another often come in just three words. When spoken or conveyed, those statements have the power to forge new friendships, deepen old ones and restore relationships that have cooled. Yes, this stuff can even have value in corporate work… you’d be amazed at what I’ve …
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How Full to Fill a Sprint

How Full to Fill a Sprint | Innovatus | Scoop.it
An important consideration in commitment-driven planning is how full to fill the sprint. First, understand that a sprint includes three types of time.
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Do What Works... Even If It's Not Agile. -

Do What Works... Even If It's Not Agile. - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think I’ve come to the conclusion that ‘agile’ as we know it isn’t the best starting place for everyone that wants to adopt agile. Some folks, sure… everyone, probably not. For many companies something closer to a ‘team-based, iterative and incremental delivery approach, using some agile tools and techniques, wrapped within a highly-governed Lean/Kanban …
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Inspect... & Adapt

Continuously Improve

People come first

Foster trust and openness 

Walk the talk, live by the principles and you will get there

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You Don’t Need a Complicated Story Hierarchy

You Don’t Need a Complicated Story Hierarchy | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I find unnecessary complexity extremely frustrating. This happens when introducing complicated hierarchies or taxonomies for user stories.
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Finding the MMF and the MVP -

Finding the MMF and the MVP - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Let's explore a story mapping technique that can be used to identify your next minimally marketable feature (MMF) or minimum viable product (MVP).
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CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “Beyond Features” | theburningmonk.com

CraftConf 15–Takeaways from “Beyond Features” | theburningmonk.com | Innovatus | Scoop.it
This was one of my favourite talks at the conference and having seen quite a few of his talks Dan North is always a safe bet! Rantifesto about Agile
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No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish

No, you are not ‘running late’, you are rude and selfish | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Firebrand founder Greg Savage posted this no-holds-barred post about the importance of showing up on time that we felt we just had to share.
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It’s About Finishing, Not About Starting -

It’s About Finishing, Not About Starting - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Don’t short-change the value that good sprint planning affords. Yes, it takes time. Yes, it can seem tedious. But good sprint planning pays dividends.
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How Many Stories Per Sprint? Rules of Thumb -

How Many Stories Per Sprint? Rules of Thumb - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Expert guidance for how many stories per sprint you should have and how big is too big for a user story.
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I would probably summarise this as: "as many as the team can develop AND test so in the end they deliver a potentially shippable piece of work".

However... there are interesting perspectives to consider in the article.

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Your First Choice Is Rarely Optimal: Five Lessons on Being Wrong

Your First Choice Is Rarely Optimal: Five Lessons on Being Wrong | Innovatus | Scoop.it
We are incredibly hard on ourselves when it comes to making big decisions in life. Whether it’s about a relationship or a job, when we are attempting to decide something that is complex and multifaceted, it’s okay to be wrong.
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Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software -

Teams, Backlogs, Working Tested Software - | Innovatus | Scoop.it
I think there is a lot of noise in our system right now. Lot’s of methods to consider. Lot’s of ways to do agile. At the end of the day… for me, for LeadingAgile… it comes down to three things. Can you form teams, do those teams have an actionable backlog, are those teams able to …
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Should You Share Details from the Retrospective?

Should You Share Details from the Retrospective? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Scrum teams should have the courage to be transparent about improvements; but sometimes, there is more to be gained by keeping a retrospective item private.
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12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders

12 Habits of Exceptional Leaders | Innovatus | Scoop.it
One of the most popular Dilbert comic strips in the cartoon’s history begins with Dilbert’s boss relaying senior leadership’s explanation for the company’s low profits. In response to his boss, Dilbert asks incredulously, “So they’re saying that profits went up because of great leadership and down because of a weak economy?” To which Dilbert’s boss replies, “These meetings will go faster if you stop putting things in context.”Great leadership is indeed a difficult thing to pin down and understan
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