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Is Extrinsic Motivation Really Bad? Understand the Balance for Great Leadership

Is Extrinsic Motivation Really Bad? Understand the Balance for Great Leadership

The Agile Compass by Matthias Orgler Hello [FIRST NAME GOES HERE], this week’s topic is extrinsic motivation and bonuses. But first let me welcome a bunch of new readers hopping over from my “Life of Scrum Master” newsletter. I’m so happy this newsletter is growing and delivering value to all of you 😃. Here is what you might have missed in the last couple of weeks: The Manifesto Most Organizations Live By Overcoming Resistance To Change In Agile Transformations The Overlooked Management…

The Manifesto Most Organizations Live By

The Manifesto Most Organizations Live By

The Agile Compass by Matthias Orgler Hello Reader, today we’ll have some fun 😃. We will NOT look at the Agile Manifesto, but examine The Manifesto Most Organizations Live By 🤪 🎧 Listen to this article (read by Matthias) Before we dive in, here is what you might have missed in the last couple of weeks: Overcoming Resistance To Change In Agile Transformations The Critical Role of Psychological Safety in Agile Teams The Overlooked Management Strategy That Works Wonders Upgrade now, if you…

🧭 Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development: A Guide for Agile Coaches and Leaders

🧭 Tuckman’s Stages of Group Development: A Guide for Agile Coaches and Leaders

The Agile Compass
by Matthias Orgler
Hello Reader,
last week we talked about an overlooked management strategy that works wonders. This week we’ll set our eyes on agile teams and how we can coach them at different stages of their development.
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Unlocking Performance: The Overlooked Management Strategy That Works Wonders

Unlocking Performance: The Overlooked Management Strategy That Works Wonders

The Agile Compass
by Matthias Orgler
Hello Reader,
in the last two weeks we looked at planning: assessing why we insist on finalizing the plan (and how to stop) and why you shouldn’t pick user stories in Sprint planning (and what to do instead).
This week we’ll talk about an overlooked management strategy that could unlock high performance for you.
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Why You Shouldn’t Assign Team Members to User Stories During Sprint Planning

Why You Shouldn’t Assign Team Members to User Stories During Sprint Planning

The Agile Compass
by Matthias Orgler
Hello Reader,
last week we talked about why we can’t seem to let go of “finalizing the plan”. This week we’ll look at a common bad habit that can sneak into your sprint planning in Scrum.
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The Great Agile Paradox: Why We Can’t Seem to Let Go of “Finalizing the Plan”

The Great Agile Paradox: Why We Can’t Seem to Let Go of “Finalizing the Plan”

The Agile Compass
by Matthias Orgler
Hello Reader,
last week we talked about why Product Owners shouldn’t spend so much time writing user stories. This week we’ll look at the paradox of well knowing how much waste big upfront planning is, yet still insisting on doing it.
Before we dive into why we can’t let go of planning to plan the plan, here are other articles you might have missed:
Overcoming Resistance to Change in Agile Transformations: A Guide for Agile Coaches and Leaders​
Unlocking…

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