Jeff Previte — June 15, 2020 Workplace productivity fuels your business. But of course, it can also hinder your growth if your teams are struggling to get things done. There are so many factors that hurt employee productivity, including too many meetings, too much time reading emails, and a lack of processes. One of the … Continue reading What is Scrum? The Answer to Your Company’s Productivity Woes
Anthony Mersino — June 3, 2020 One of the most common conversations I’ve had with clients over the last few years is how to move from waterfall to Scrum. They want to understand the agile transformation steps, or, how to move from traditional development to using the Scrum Framework. Based on those discussions and years … Continue reading How to Successfully Transition from Waterfall to Scrum
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
Stefan Wolpers — March 20, 2020 TL; DR: Remote Agile, Part 1: Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners Agile has always been about colocation, about direct communication, physical boards, and all the other haptic and analog moments to create value in the digital realm. As a Professional Scrum Trainer, I … Continue reading Remote Agile (Part 1): Practices & Tools for Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners
Sahin Guvenilir — March 13, 2020 A Day in a Life of a Scrum Master It’s 9:30 am. The Scrum Team gather around their team desk to hold the Daily Scrum. Jamie, one of the team members, highlights a problem that he faced (March 15, 2020): “I cannot deploy the code into the staging environment … Continue reading A Scrum Master’s Search for “The Art of the Possible”
Daria Bagina — March 12, 2020 You must have heard about the Radical Candor book and its quadrant model. Today I want to talk about how you can apply this model to a Scrum Master role. And because empathy is an important trait for a Scrum Master, I would like to focus on how this … Continue reading Ruinous Empathy of a Scrum Master
Johannes Geske — February 20, 2020 Delivering and maximizing value is a complex undertaking in which Scrum Teams learn and create value through an empirical process based on transparency, inspection and adaptation. Empiricism comes to life when the people on a Scrum Team share and live values that promote transparency, inspection and adaptation – and … Continue reading Maximizing Product Value Through Scrum Values
Christiaan Verwijs — February 6, 2020 A while ago, I received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled “Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity” (Heylighen & Vidal, 2007). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called “Getting Things Done” (GTD; Allen, 2001). The authors apply … Continue reading Thinking By Sprinting: What Cognitive Science Tells Us About Why Scrum Works
Sahin Guvenilir — February 5, 2020 As a servant leader, a Scrum Master focuses on the needs of others, before her/his needs. “Reveal, not resolve” mentality plays an important role in this context. Because any time the Scrum Master steps in and takes action on behalf of the team, this may create two negative impacts: … Continue reading When Should a Scrum Master Step in and Take an Action?
Jean-Paul Bayley — January 22, 2020 Students and clients ask us “Can Kanban and Scrum work together?” all the time. The answer is an emphatic, “Of course!” However, what do you mean by “Kanban”? If you are talking about Kanban as a strategy for optimizing the flow of value through a process that uses a … Continue reading Can Kanban and Scrum Work Together?