Lyssa Adkins and Dan Greening had a chance to explore the ideas behind the Agile Base Patterns, looking at the underlying intent and goal of a wide range of agile practices. They discuss the implications of the Solve Systemic Problems pattern in detail and how doing so almost forces people in the ScrumMaster role to move into a coaching stance
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.
This article describes the challenges faced in starting a group of internal lean-agile coaches and some outcomes such as self-assessment radars, mentoring sessions, and a few lessons. If you are considering a career as a lean-agile coach, you can use it to assess where you are and the next steps you can take. If you already are a lean-agile coach, you can use this to improve your coaching.
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.
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.
How does fire fighting compare to DevOps? Michael Biven, team lead at Ticketmaster, shares important lessons on leadership, mentoring and team chemistry from his experience as a fire fighter.
Why Agile didn't work? In this article Ping discusses know the pyramid structure of the 12 Agile principles and the managerial and technical support required for Agile to work. 11
Rini van Solingen and Rob van Lanen wrote Scrum for Managers, a book providing answers for organizations that want to or are adopting Scrum.
In the book Kanban Change Leadership Klaus Leopold and Sigi Kaltenecker explore how Kanban can be deployed to get change done in organizations and to build a culture of continuous improvement.
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.
What is an Agile Coach? What skills does a coach require? How do organizations support them? How does a coach make teams successful? We’ll apply our experience to answering these questions. 6
The book the coaching booster by Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski explores different coaching methods and practices and describes a framework for coaches to help people to reach their goals.