Top 10 Agile Alliance Blog Posts of 2020

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The Agile Alliance blog is a popular destination for our community of practitioners. It contains the latest and greatest articles in the Agile space.

A wide array of topics were popular in 2020. Thanks for reading our blog this year — join us next year for even more great how-to guides, best practices, and more!

Here are our most popular posts in 2020:

1. OKRs From a Beyond Budgeting Perspective

Bjarte Bogsnes explains how Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) are being used in conjunction with Beyond Budgeting tools in Agile organizations.

2. Agile Methods Are No Match for Outdated Leadership

(Post no longer on site.) Lejla Cizmic describes why organization leaders must be willing to change their leadership approach to enabling teams rather than micromanaging and controlling them in order to be successful.

3. Tips for Better Remote Meetings

Many people who are accustomed to going to the office are working from home now — which means more remote meetings. Esther Derby offers some tips to make them better.

4. How Can You Know Whether Your Scrum Masters are Effective?

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Sarah Baca discuss the challenges in determining whether Scrum Masters are doing a good job. What exactly does it mean to do a good job in a highly contextualized role?

5. What the Octopus Teaches Us About Agile Organizational Design

While there is no single “Agile organizational structure” we can plug into a company and expect Agility to come out, Jorgen Hesselberg details a few key characteristics that successful Agile organizations have in common.

6. Sustainability and Agile

Learn how to create stakeholder loyalty to your brand by building sustainable systems that create positive economic, social, and environmental outcomes in this post by Ray Arell.

7. Identifying a Code of Ethical Conduct for Agile Coaching

Shane Hastie and Craig Smith introduce the Agile Alliance Agile Coaching Ethics initiative, which is developing a code of ethical conduct to raise coaching standards in Agile coaching and amplify the value of the profession.

8. Reflections from a Non-Technical Scrum Master

In this interview for Agile Alliance, Juan Banda talks with Lina Prato about her experiences as a non-technical Scrum Master and shares some some of her advice.

9. Scrum Masters are People Too – Give ‘Em a Break, and a Hand

The next time you want to complain about your Scrum Master, Dwight Kingdon suggests taking a step back and trying to understand where they are in their Scrum Master journey and offering a helping hand.

10. Communicate to be Understood, Not Just Heard

In his second top-10 blog post, Dwight Kingdon (congrats, Dwight!) explains the importance of effective communication in Agile teams and why conveying things in a way that they are properly received is key.

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