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Philip Coler

Philip is a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. He has worked in various industries and at different stages of Agile transformations. Philip is an Agile advocate wherever he goes. Being a team's Agile conscience drives Philip to help teams improve.

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Conflict resolution for competing priorities Navigating the complex realm of product strategy often feels like steering a ship through choppy waters. As a product team, you craft a meticulous strategy, and meticulously plan your course, only to face a barrage of questions and conflicting challenges from internal teams, subject matter experts (SMEs), and other… Read More »Conflict resolution for competing priorities

Superpower Retrospective

One of my favorite retrospectives is the Superpower Retrospective. When faced with a team that has been together for a while and has done a few retrospectives it can be hard to keep things interesting. The Superpower Retrospective is an excellent way of spicing things up. With the Superpower Retrospective… Read More »Superpower Retrospective


Everyday Life Kanban

The car manufacturer Toyota developed Kanban as a methodology to help teams work on their assembly line. Currently, it is popular with engineering teams working within an Agile environment. Typically, the work being done in Kanban is easily visible and communicated on a Kanban Board. Kanban also helps keep work… Read More »Everyday Life Kanban

Agile Sound

What is Your Agile Sound?

If you’ve ever read the Agile Manifesto you’re familiar with these four lines. “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Working software over comprehensive documentation Customer collaboration over contract negotiation Responding to change over following a plan” You are also familiar with this line. “That is, while there is value in the items… Read More »What is Your Agile Sound?