Stefan Wolpers January 14, 2021 TL; DR: Scrum Commitments While the new Scrum Guide is less prescriptive and more inclusive, it also ties loose ends by including elements better, namely the previously free-floating Sprint Goal and the Definition of Done with the creation of Scrum commitments. This inclusion works remarkably well in the former’s case; … Continue reading Scrum Commitments: Tying Loose Ends and Shoehorning the Definition of Done
By J. Douglas Holladay August 21, 2020 Nothing strikes closer to the heart of what we truly value and believe than do our views of success and failure. So, what is success? It can be difficult to get our minds around this elusive concept. Our thinking on this matter is deeply embedded in our subconscious … Continue reading Is your definition of success missing this one thing?
Kellie Wong July 13, 2020 Hitting a wall is one of the worst feelings in the world, especially at work. Employees can tell when they have the potential to do more but lack the authority or resources to make it happen ? or a voice to ask for them. Working in this state is extremely … Continue reading Employee Empowerment: Definition, Benefits, and Factors
Kellie Wong — May 11, 2020 A great organizational culture is the key to developing the traits necessary for business success. And you’ll see its effects in your bottom line: companies with healthy cultures are 1.5 times more likely to experience revenue growth of 15 percent or more over three years and 2.5 times more … Continue reading Organizational Culture: Definition, Importance, and Development
Kellie Wong — May 8, 2020 If it feels like everyone is talking about employee engagement lately, well … you probably work in HR! Smart businesses are realizing the incredible power of engagement to turbo-charge profitability. There are countless articles on the subject all over the internet, but everyone seems to have a different idea … Continue reading The Definition of Employee Engagement
Cesario Ramos — April 8, 2020 This is the first part of a blog series about product definition in Large Scale Scrum. In large product development, teams tend to work on just a part of the real product. The part—a narrow product definition– is often a component or a specific activity in the development process; … Continue reading Product Definition in Large Scale Scrum – Part 1
Sumeet Madan — December 19, 2019 Professional Scrum Master (PSM-I) workshop has a module that talks about the Definition of DONE (DoD) and Technical Debt. I have often come across several students who find this concept confusing. This article is a small attempt to have better clarity on these topics. Let us take a look … Continue reading DONE: Understanding of the Definition of DONE
Steven Imke — December 10, 2019 Follow @SteveImke Since a key customer segment for this blog includes entrepreneurs with a side hustle, it would come as no surprise that I often have to educate people that side hustles are not glorified hobbies or part-time jobs. In fact, I believe that there are four primary types … Continue reading What is the Definition of a Side Hustle?
Josh Ho — November 27, 2019 Being customer-centric is more important than ever before. The internet levels the playing field for feedback on how businesses treat customers. With review sites, social media, screenshots, live streaming, and mobile video, a business can’t hide from a bad customer experience. This change in itself is not a reason … Continue reading Customer-Centric Strategy: Definition and Benefits
Andrew Conrad — May 5, 2018 — May 5, 2018 In 2001, at Utah’s Snowbird ski resort, 17 software developers got together and produced the groundbreaking Agile Manifesto. It was meant to streamline the software development process by de-emphasizing inefficient practices such as heavy documentation, excessive meetings, and rigid adherence to process. There’s no way … Continue reading What Exactly Is Agile? A Definition of Agile Project Management