Community-Driven Approach for Lasting Change Management Article at Happy Melly

I am very HAPPY to get published at Happy Melly! The article that I wrote is TRY THE COMMUNITY-DRIVEN APPROACH FOR LASTING CHANGE MANAGEMENT. It is about community and how to rely on it to have a change that lasts! The article is based on the talk Community-Driven Change Talk at AgileDC 2017 and Want to Make Change Happen & Stick? You Have to Try a Community-Driven Approach. It's a True Challenge!


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I am very HAPPY that I wrote an article about community for a community of change people. Did you know you could join them too? Their #1 reason to join them is the community! Doesn't it show how much important and valuable worth of a good community is!

Facilitation ≅ Coaching @ Scale Talk at Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2017 (GOAT 2017)

I presented at the Gatineau Ottawa Agile Tour 2017 (GOAT2017) on November 20th, 2017. I have presented on the topic of Facilitation and Coaching, and how they can benefit from each other at scale. The title of my talk was: Facilitation ≅ Coaching @ Scale. I have shared my thoughts and experiences on using techniques and skills of coaching when facilitating. I shared, for the first time, The Core Skills. The skills needed for anyone working with people, not only coaches or facilitators. I also shared for the first time the Facilitation Manifesto with the public audience.

You can find the slides shared below (as well as shared on Slideshare and Google).

The Core Skills introduction, you can find and use the figures on CoreSkills.

This is a sample of The Core Skills Indicator.

Presenting the Facilitation Manifesto to the audience.

Community-Driven Change Talk at AgileDC 2017

Shawn & I presented at AgileDC on October 16th, 2017. We have presented on the topic of Community and Change, and how a community can be the forces behind change: "Community-Driven Change". We have shared our thoughts and experiences on building communities, supporting them, helping them evolve, letting go of them. We have looked at it from many levels of organizations, such as management, leadership and members.

I have embedded the slides from AgileDC below (Google & Slideshare).

It is important to mention the Lifecycle of a Community, presented for the first time at AgileDC 2017 below.

Professional Scrum Product Owner I - PSPO I - Learn To Maximize Value

I received my PSPO I certificate from in September 2017. I took the PSPO I exam and passed it in the first pass with more than 90% mark in total, 100% mark on Scrum Framework, and 95% on Scrum Theory & Principles.

I observed PSPO I training instructed by Dave Dame in September 2017. I took the PSPO I exam and passed. This is the second body of Scrum that I have been certified by.

Hello Design Thinking - David Kelley (IDEO)

I attended "Hello Design Thinking" course in August 2017 from IDEO and completed it. This course focuses on innovation and using design thinking process to utilize that in your daily and professional life. This was my first course from IDEO. I completed the course watching its tutorials, completing its activities both as a team and as an individual and going through the whole process of design thinking for a problem picked in the beginning. The course was instructed by David Kelley.

Situational Frontline Leadership

I attended "Making the Transition to People Management - Situational Frontline Leadership" course in June 2017 and completed it by taking an active part in the activities and presenting the new tools/techniques learned from the course. This course focuses different development and leadership styles and specifically how each can benefit the other. This course is based on "SITUATIONAL FRONTLINE LEADERSHIP (GSA) - Improve leadership skills required to partner for performance at each stage of development". It will give you several different tools and techniques to use while leading your team members.

The following is a good summary of the game plan.

Crucial Conversations

I attended "Crucial Conversations" course in May 2017 and completed it by taking an active part in the activities and presenting the new tools/techniques learned from the course. This course focuses on conversations and specifically when stakes are high and its foundations. This course is based on the "Crucial Conversations" book. It will give you different tools and techniques to use when talking to others.