Agile

Paradigms of work management: conversations with the philosophers

I have finally made it, today I come to tell you about a conversation I was able to have yesterday (with the social distance measures recommended during these times) with two people I have admired since I heard about them in my high school years. They are René Descartes and David Hume. René will surely […]

5 essential skills of a Product Owner

A Product Owner (PO) is a constitutive part of the Scrum Team. The Product Owner represents the Stakeholders and is accountable for maximizing the value of products created by the developers. In agile, maximizing the value means creating a valuable product for the Stakeholders and customers that ensure the return of the investment. In this […]

Agile Contract: know the deal before you set it

You have probably been in the position where you had a project and the money to fulfill it, but not the manpower or knowledge to do it. You would’ve had to engage a supplier to get the work done. If we look at the Agile Principle ‘collaboration over contract negotiation’, we notice that while a […]

PreMortem risk assessment

You are starting a new project. You have a mix of feelings that range from anxiety to excitement. You have your team gathered and ready to start. You will be assuming formal or informal leadership roles at least once during the project. You know you and your team are all in this together. You want […]

5 top skills to develop for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

Are you looking to become a better Scrum Master or Agile Coach? Here’s where you need to focus on! We give you 5 essential skills for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach. So, you already know Scrum. Ok, what’s next? Before you start – Assess yourself honestly. Do you really know Scrum well? This article […]

Process Mapping for Scrum Teams

How do you figure out the ideal members of your Scrum team? How do you have good conversations with about silos in an organization? Here’s simple and quick technique to get you started: process mapping for Scrum Teams. In this past week I’ve been asked a couple of questions that I realized I’ve been answering […]

Front Line Agility – the missing link to true innovation and customer centricity

Front line employees are often overlooked in an agile transformation – but they can be the key to a truly successful approach. When leading the second phase of an agile transformation, we put focus on transforming the business to an agile approach – which usually means introducing collaborative, design-thinking driven ways of working in our […]

Publication of the new Scrum Guide (November 2020)

Celebrating 25 years of Scrum, the new guide was presented on November 18, 2020 at an event held jointly by Scrum Inc. and Scrum.org; the companies of Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber respectively, co-creators of Scrum. Since that time, The Scrum Guide (November 2020) can be read and downloaded (in several languages, even) at: scrumguides.org Size matters […]

Meeting Mapping

A meeting mapping is a visual exercise that helps participants align on their shared ceremonies and identify waste.  Throughout all my years involved in the Agile community, the techniques to which I gravitate have an element of visualisation. Visualising is magic. It is a human taking a slice of that intricate web of connections of […]

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