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. From dealing with stakeholders, to how to improve coaching skills and how to help the team achieve a sustainable pace, the lessons come from many years of experience and will help you improve your performance as a Scrum Master.
High performing teams do not often happen organically; they are a return on investment. In this article, we will use our hard fought experience from the trenches to shed light onto Agile Coaching. First, defining what being an Agile Coach means, what skills and competencies are necessary to be successful. Then, examining patterns and anti-patterns for both in-house coaches and coach-consultants.
An interview with Shirly Ronen-Harel and Jens R. Woinowski, authors of "The Coaching Booster", about why they based their book on lean and agile methods, why change needs to become an ingrained habit, how you can establish a rhythm of action, the value that a coachee can get from coaching, combining retrospectives with agile coaching, and what people can do to develop their coaching skills.
While the "Agile" industry is busy debasing the meaning of the word, the underlying values are still strong. Dave Thomas suggests to stop using the word agile and switch to agility.
With desired agile team traits like self-organising, role blurring and skill diversification, do we still need Test Managers in agile? How are the activities which have long made up the role divested?
We are at a crossroads in the agile-adoption narrative. Agile started spreading “bottom-up”, then shifted from teams to executives and recently to consultancy for large enterprises. What will be next?
Culture plays an important role in organizational change. Successful agile adoption tends to depend on the ability to change culture by making the culture explicit and becoming more conscious of it.
Experiments and lessons from the engineering organization of King Digital Entertainment showing how continuous improvement of HR-related processes and topics fosters a creative and innovative culture. 4
When developers become Tech Leads they have to find a balance between leading teams and continuing to do technical work. A book of stories on situations, challenges and approaches for leading teams.
How can established organizations avoid being disrupted into oblivion? Dan Prager explores cultural barriers to learning and improvement, and gives a guided tour of helpful models and approaches. 2
The book Soft Skills covers topics for professional software developers, it aims to help developers to become a better programmer, a more valuable employee, and a happier and healthier person.
In his new book Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, Jeff Sutherland explains how the Scrum framework can be used as a general business practice to accelerate work of all kinds.