Monday, September 9, 2013

Respectfully Real Guest Blogger

"Respect for the Individual is a part of my company’s culture and a huge part of my personal belief structure. When I was a kid and would get in a fight with my siblings my parents usually took the 'stop your fighting now; kiss and make up' approach. So, as I grew up and entered High School, University, and the workforce, that was the approach I would most often take; if I saw conflict arise I would encourage the parties involved to stop fighting and 'kiss and make up', as it were. What I've come to understand as a Scrum Master and Agile Coach is that conflict is not always a bad thing. In fact, in order for self-organized teams to reach their fullest potential, conflict is necessary."

Hopefully that piqued your interest enough to want to read the rest. However, I'm not going to publish the full post here - this is a snippet of the post I published as a guest blog on is a great blog that's primarily authored by two people, Ed Wehr and Valerie Santillo. Valerie is the blog's creator and a friend of mine that I met in D.C. when I got my SAFe Program Consultant certification. Hopefully you'll not only check out the rest of my blog post but read the wealth of information made available there by Valerie, Ed, and others. Enjoy!

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