Why ​We are Forcing People to do Agile

Throughout our lives, we go through stages of development, expansion, and learning. This occurs when we are babies to childhood, from childhood to adolescence, and from adolescence to adulthood. It continues as a natural and important part of growth and advancement for us as individuals. This becomes particularly important when trying to function together in[…]

Scrum Tips: Outer Shell or Gooey Core

Plenty of organizations are using Scrum (the most popular Agile framework) to boost productivity and achieve early results for their clients. However, many get stuck in the outer shell of Scrum without focusing or even experiencing the soft gooey core. Let’s look at three pieces of Scrum to get us started. Daily Scrum The shell[…]

You Are a Mine Rich in Gems, Not an Empty Glass

Our current, and outdated, way of thinking about people is broken. Our societal systems assume much about each of us that is, frankly, wrong. These assumptions stem from a lack of understanding about the true reality of the inner core of human beings. One in particular is very troublesome – for some strange reason we are told[…]

Practical Advice for the Agile Manifesto

Many of you already have read the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (aka the Agile Manifesto). However, are you using it daily or weekly with your team or organization? Consider this… You are a grade 5 teacher of 30 children. You have just been opened to the idea that each child is noble and has[…]

What Makes a Great Team Room?

Through plenty of learning and much experience, I have found that there are fundamental elements needed for a great team space. Based on an article by Mishkin Berteig entitled: 8 Team Room Tips, I will grade an example team room. Light, Air & Nature: Well the example team room has large almost floor to ceiling windows on[…]

Learning Through Agile Coaching at PatientWay

I have been fortunate to have had the opportunity to coach an Agile team in Ottawa at PatientWay (used to be known as Infonium). PatientWay focuses on created software solutions for the healthcare industry. Jay Lawrence, CEO and Founder of PatientWay, contacted us at Berteig Consulting to help them use OpenAgile to deliver value more[…]