Archive for the ‘Teamwork’ Category

Who Owns This House?

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Employees pose for Publix Store #1520's Grand Opening

That was the question that was posed to the freshly minted staff at the Open House for Friends and Family for Publix Grocery Stores store #1520 yesterday. It was amazing to be invited to witness the internal opening of one of Publix’s newest stores in Cary, NC. The air was thick with excitement. Executives traveled […]

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Cross-Functional Teams are Gravy

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Cross-functional teams are a set of people (and sufficient tools) that have all the abilities to produce a complete increment of work.  Cross-functional teams can self-organize to figure out the best way to complete that work. I call great cross-functional teams gravy because I grew up in the south and well, we put gravy on […]

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Redefining Heroics

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Flying Super hero businessman

Recently, while working with one of our customers the topic of heroics came up… okay, this comes up all the time :) It seems hard to argue with heroics, from the time we were young we’ve heard stories of heroes in our family tree or national history. The term is attributed with acts of valor […]

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Building the right software…right, It’s easy…RIGHT?

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We encourage the teams we coach to keep their eye on the ball: Delivering a product that reaches a defined goal and thereby delivers value to its stakeholders in the most efficient, predictable and reliable way possible.  This process of delivery frequently includes helping teams improve their internal product elaboration and development practices through the […]

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