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  • Characteristics of a Great Scrum Team

    by Barry Overeem on  Apr 15, 2016 1

    This article explores 'What makes a great Scrum team?' by offering detailed descriptions of the characteristics and skills needed in the Scrum roles of Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team.

  • Q&A on the Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition

    by Ben Linders on  Apr 07, 2016

    The Scrum Field Guide - 2nd Edition by Mitch Lacey is a "what to expect" book for organizations transitioning to agile, which aims to help teams to deal with issues that occur and fine-tune their own implementation. An interview about the essentials of Scrum, sprint length, full time Scrum masters, making time available for solving defects, preventing bad hires, and increasing benefits from Scrum.

  • Running Extended New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives with Focused Agile Coaching

    by Alexey Krivitsky on  Jan 18, 2016

    This article explores how to do a New Year’s Resolution Retrospectives using a futurespective. It describes a team workshop where participants abstract themselves from the legacy of outstanding challenges and fly high dreaming the future, to see itself in a year from now and possibly derive some actions.

Connect Agile Teams to Organizational Hierarchy: A Sociocratic Solution

Posted by Pieter van der Meché and Jutta Eckstein on  Dec 27, 2015

This article suggests using sociocracy as a solution that leaves the hierarchies in place yet still allows teams to act in an agile way.

How Project Managers can be a Positive Agent for Agile

Posted by Ben Linders on  Dec 03, 2015

An interview with Graham Dick about agile and the role of project managers with self-organized teams, how project managers can be a positive agent for change, and making collaboration work in agile.

Delivering Software with Water-Scrum-Fall

Posted by Ben Linders on  Nov 07, 2015

Water-Scrum-fall is a phased delivery approach for software using Scrum as main development management method. It can be a stepping stone to agility, to become a living breathing agile organisation. 1

Q&A on Save our Scrum

Posted by Ben Linders on  Oct 20, 2015

The book Save our Scrum provides advice for teams to implement Scrum. It explores what teams that are having difficulties doing Scrum can do to get out of trouble find better ways to use Scrum.

What is Success for a Scrum Master?

Posted by Vasco Duarte on  Aug 17, 2015

Experienced Scrum Masters explain how they define and measure their own personal success as Scrum Masters, and share their lessons learned about how to achieve success.

How a Flow Manager Helps Teams Deliver, Fast and Smoothly

Posted by Matt Philip on  Jun 03, 2015

With talented developers, quality advocates and user-experience designers, teams know how to deliver valuable software. But as we improve service delivery using kanban, who manages flow?

Making Agile Deliver Good Software

Posted by Ben Linders on  Mar 27, 2015

Nic Ferrier talks about deploying agile effectively, the need for managers or Scrum masters, focusing on architecture to improve collaboration and using technology to avoid organizational problems.

Interview and Book Review: Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners

Posted by Craig Smith on  Nov 17, 2014

"Scrum Shortcuts Without Cutting Corners" by Ilan Goldstein is a must read book that delivers real world examples on how to effectively implement and embed Agile in your team or organisation.

Q&A with Len Lagestee on Becoming a Catalyst

Posted by Ben Linders on  Jul 24, 2014

The book Becoming a Catalyst by Len Lagestee aims to help Scrum Masters, Agile coaches, and project managers to accelerate the culture change that is needed when an organization is adopting agile.

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