For a long time, my scholarly mind has been focused on being knowledgeable and achieving excellence in my field and profession (see last week’s post on values). My goal was to be the go-to, recognized expert for something – ultimately, that became Scrum in student collaboration and faculty development. Publishing Agile Faculty was the cherry … Continue reading What if You Came from a Place of Vulnerability?
I’ve been thinking about values a lot over the last year. Well, rethinking values. My values. I’ve been working with a few professional and personal development groups, and each of them asked us to articulate our values and how they show up in our lives and work. There are lots of activities you can do … Continue reading Can “Negative” Values Be Positive Influences?
One of the things that really attracted me to Scrum beyond the project management framework was this attention to humanistic values. While grounded in empirical control theory and based on the core tenet “inspect and adapt,” Scrum practitioners are guided by five core values that, when felt and lived, are supposed to strengthen Scrum teams, … Continue reading Revisiting the Five Scrum Values
Looking for a new book to read on Scrum, faculty life, productivity, creativity, or self-care? Here’s a fast round-up of the texts I’ve reviewed so far (in reverse chronological order): Rest Gamestorming The Accidental Creative and Die Empty The New Education Story Driven Where Good Ideas Come From Design thinking resources Making Work Visible Essential … Continue reading AF Book Review Round-Up
Brainstorming is not the only way to come up with new ideas, especially given that most of us do brainstorming in ways that actually hinder creating better ideas in teams. So here’s one strategy you can use if you want to work with a team or an interdisciplinary group to come up with interesting and … Continue reading Strategy – Easy – Exciting – Extreme Ideation
Looking for quick tips and strategies? Here’s a roundup of the most practical posts on Agile Faculty so far: To Sprint or Not to Sprint Varying Your Scrum Board Writing a Better (User) Story Avoiding the Trap of Idea Hours Features of a Good Group Project Definition of Done Can Student Teams Be Cross-Functional? Publishing … Continue reading AF Tips and Strategies Roundup