Author Archives: Steve Crago

Agile Values and the Four Pillars of the Agile Mindset

As I travel around the world conducting workshops, people often ask me what ‘best practices,’ processes, tools, and frameworks will make them and their teams more Agile. My response is always the same. “Practices, processes, tools, and frameworks will not … Continue reading

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Co-Active Coach Training from the Perspective of a Left-Brain Agile Coach

That which does not kill us makes us stronger – F. Nietzsche As those of you who follow my blog know, last year I attended the Agile Team Coaching Class with Lyssa Adkins and Michael Hamman. The wealth of knowledge … Continue reading

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Personal Empowerment and Transparency: Two Cultural Aspects for an Agile Transformation

“Seeing is not believing; believing is seeing! You see things, not as they are, but as you are.” – Eric Butterworth The impact of organizational culture on a successful agile transformation cannot be understated. That said; I believe we must … Continue reading

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Integrating Culture into an Agile Transformation – Intro

“Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker This is the first in a series of articles that I will be writing concerning the various aspects of individual and organizational culture and their impact on agile transformations. During this journey, … Continue reading

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Trust – The Real Agile Change Agent

Over the years, I have heard just about every excuse imaginable as to why someone cannot do agile. In my opinion, most of these excuses are fear based. Most people fear change. How many times have I heard, “We’ve always … Continue reading

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Spotify Engineering Culture – part 1 — Well worth the time to watch

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I normally don’t post other videos on this blog.  However, I’m making an exception. Check out this video about Spotify’s Engineering practices using Agile, it has a very good message about…

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Counting Down Until the First Session of the Scrum User Group for Road Warriors

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Hello everyone! It’s only 14 days until the very first session of the Scrum User Group for Road Warriors. I am so looking forward to kicking this off. Please remember to…

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How the U.S. military prepared me for Agile

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When I retired from the military at the ripe old age of thirty-eight, I had spent four years in the United States Marine Corps and sixteen years in the United States…

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Scrum User Group for Road Warriors – Kick Off Meeting

The first meeting of the Scrum User Group for Road Warriors has been scheduled.  It will take place on June 26, 2014 from 6:30pm – 7:30pm Central Daylight Time. Check out the blog, http://www.sug4roadwarriors.com, for additional information and to sign … Continue reading

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Scrum User Group for Road Warriors Coming Soon

I am a Road Warrior, spending in excess of 100K miles per year traveling on business.  Because of this, I am not able to attend the Scrum User Group that is closest to where I live.  In order to fill … Continue reading

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