Certified Scrum Master training tells us we must conduct Reviews (aka Demo's) at the end of every Sprint. Rarely do we get guidance on how to have a great Sprint Review. Bob Galen has experienced the bad "Demos" that were only Powerpoint and helped coach them to the level where stakeholders clamoured to attend.
In projects that are implementing Scrum, the role of the Scrum Master is very crucial as he is a team facilitator. This article focuses on what is Servant Leadership, origins of servant leadership, how to transfer leadership to teams, the role of the Scrum Master as a Servant Leader and it expounds on the principal characteristics and traits of a Servant Leader.
In the second of two articles Claudio Kerber talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and explains the process whereby he "became unnecessary" as the team he was working with built trust and cohesion through trust, shared knowledge and shared experiences. He examines the theoretical underpinnings and discusses ways in which servant leadership emerges.
In the first of two articles Claudio talks about his experiences in team formation and collaboration and how empowerment, refinement and facilitation enable the free flow of knowledge and value. 8
Michael de la Maza shows how the latest neuroscience findings support agile software development and that there are good brain-based reasons why agile is so effective. 15
Recently, Agile Coach Michael Sahota has been exploring the impacts of organizational culture on Agile transformations... 4
Sean recounts the story of how he learned the value of limiting work in progress and removing blockages to allow the flow of work in an IT server lab, and how he applies these lessons in Scrum. 1
In this interview, Ben Linders explores with author William E. Perry his motivation for writing the book iTeams – Putting the “I” Back Into Team and the challenges teams face and learn to deal with.
Mike Beedle states that agile is in a state of contradiction, we need to focus on quality to prevent poor implementations tarnishing the reputation of good agile practices. 3
Federal Government projects are known for being large and lasting a long time. Some projects go through repeated resets. OPM decided to learn from the past and do things differently.
All the Agile processes talk about the importance of setting goals. However there is little written about how to do it. Jurgen Appelo looks at what make's great goals. 7
Developers often talk about Technical Debt saying its slowing your projects down. What are they really saying? What measures can you take to reduce it before it cripples your projects? 3