Articles published in 2013

Get Your Hands Dirty After a CSM Certification

Get Your Hands Dirty After a CSM Certification

After you receive a CSM certification, is there a way to use the knowledge attained as a base and then build upon it, even if you are managing non-Scrum projects? I will briefly outline some pointers, and I encourage you to add to them. . . .

Success Story: ERP Implementation for Expansion to China

Success Story: ERP Implementation for Expansion to China

Here's how Media Markt China created a novel ERP (enterprise resource planning) suite within 12 months, thanks to a collaborative, distributed team leveraging Scrum. . . .

Fire Your Product Manager

Fire Your Product Manager

As a blogging product owner, I frequently run into Scrum misfits. One of the typical misfits is in the role of the product owner/manager. Hence my advice to fire your product manager. I do understand that this statement requires some more explanation. . . .

Scrum: Cediendo el mando y control al equipo

Scrum: Cediendo el mando y control al equipo

Hace aproximadamente un año comenzamos a migrarnos a una forma de trabajo completamente diferente, llamada “Scrum,” ha sido un proceso lleno de ganancias, retrospectivas, mejoras y aprendizajes. . . .

Debugging Scrum Implementations

Debugging Scrum Implementations

Scrum is easy to learn but difficult to implement, as has often been said. Everyone I have met has had tons of issues, from how to size a story to "Oh, we have a constant stream of bugs." Let's examine broad categories of issues.

Open Space Design

Open Space Design

Open space design can increase team member productivity, so long as work the team is focused on requires a high level of collaboration. If not, then the environment can be counterproductive . . .

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die

Live and Let Die is the eighth James Bond film, and the first with Roger Moore in the role of 007. This picture tells the story of Mr. Big, who decides to get the other drug barons by filling the streets with tons of free heroin -- until our famous agent puts an end to this plan. . . .

ScrumMaster, Get off Your High Horse

ScrumMaster, Get off Your High Horse

When ScrumMasters attempt to explain the concept of Agile and self-organized teams (and in the process also explain the role of management in an Agile environment), they are faced with comments such as, "ScrumMaster, get off your high horse."

How to Manage the "7 Wastes" of Agile Software Development

How to Manage the "7 Wastes" of Agile Software Development

Based on the seven wastes of manufacturing industry, Mary and Tom Poppendieck have defined seven wastes that are appropriate for software development. What follows provides information about the meaning of each of the seven wastes of software development. . . .

ScrumMastering by Clarity of Distance

ScrumMastering by Clarity of Distance

In my experience as ScrumMaster, I'm learning  that the less I'm involved in details and technical tasks, like a team member, the better able I am to see what is really going on in the team dynamics and how to navigate the conflicts. . . .

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