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1/30/2014 by Francesco Attanasio
Making sure an action is done is only a small part of the value of the follow-up process. The big reason to follow up after creating new thinking is to support the creation of new long-term habits that will improve people's performance. . . . One way we can do this is to use the FEELING model.
1/29/2014 by Ravishankar N
The product owner (PO) is a key player in the development of a solution using Agile. IT organizations just starting to move to Agile ways of working may fall into the trap of perceiving the PO as a messenger for the business, relaying what the business stakeholders describe as requirements. . . .
1/28/2014 by Sathya Narayana Kaliprasad
Montessori education is characterized by an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits, and respect for a child's natural psychological development, as well as technological advancements in society. The overview . . . gives us a clear sense of the overlap between Montessori education and Scrum.
1/27/2014 by Ajay Kabra
We all know that Scrum has three roles: the product owner, ScrumMaster, and the development team. For each role, I have determined one high-level element that would typically define that role and its related responsibilities. . . .
1/24/2014 by Christian Vos
If you want to learn to play the piano, it's going to be a tough endeavor if it takes 30 minutes before your piano produces a sound after you press a key. . . .
1/23/2014 by Manoj Khanna
Some POs may lose their focus on the team as external priorities shift. To address this and a few other factors that can affect the transition from being an average PO to being a stellar PO, I've listed some traits that can help a PO move in that direction. . . .
1/22/2014 by Vignesh Murthy
Work agreements are the set of rules/disciplines/processes the team agrees to follow without fail to make themselves more efficient and successful. This system has worked really well for my team. . . .
1/21/2014 by Prabhakar Gumma
The effectiveness of retrospection ceremonies depends on the way action items are tracked to closure. Here are some common observations I have made, based on my experience with teams performing Scrum retrospectives. . . .
1/20/2014 by Khurram Mahmood
One of the principles of the Agile Manifesto states, "The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams." The key term in this principle is team.
1/17/2014 by Davi Gabriel da Silva
Applying Scrum in an organization that is not familiar with Agile can be challenging, even for the most seasoned ScrumMaster. Here are some lessons I have learned. . . .