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Building Square-Shaped Teams With T-Shaped People

April 30, 2012

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The cross-functional team is the basic building block of most lean-agile disciplines.  This is probably why many companies are beginning to ask, “how do I build a cross-functional team?”  Better yet, “how do I build a high-performing cross-functional team?”  This question seems to be broad and challenging to answer.  However, the answer is commonly understood […]

Agile, do you get it?

January 8, 2011

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What is more important to you?  Building a  team?  Or, building a product?  It is my belief that this simple question can determine the level of understanding you have of Agile.  If you are in the majority and answer, “building a product,” I begin assessing the likelihood of changing your mind, by asking directing questions.  […]