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2/5/2007 by Mike Cohn
When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.
1/29/2007 by John Hill
Maybe Baskin Robbins had it right. Just as one flavor of ice cream doesn’t suit every buyer, vanilla Scrum may not be the best recipe for every organization. Find out how combining tasks and blending roles can result in a more evolved, cross-functional team.
1/22/2007 by Bill Wake,Alan Shalloway,Tom Mellor,Bob Schatz
Part of what makes a good leader great is a commitment to continuous improvement. These are the “must-reads” for every leader (or potential leader). What’s on your bookshelf?
1/15/2007 by Bob Schatz
Bob Schatz makes the case for the ScrumMaster as both a leader and a dreamer.
1/8/2007 by Esther Derby
It's sometimes difficult for managers who aren't on the Scrum team to figure out how to rate those who are. Some turn to the ScrumMaster for input. Others have the ScrumMaster do the appraisal in their stead. Is either of these solutions a workable one?
12/18/2006 by David Höhn
You may not need passion to do a job well, but you’ve got to have fun and like what you are doing to truly excel. Learn about eight keys that could help you unlock your personal contentment zone.
12/11/2006 by Tobias Fors
Tobias Fors explains how Scrum's frequent finish lines offer a powerful sense of closure.
12/4/2006 by Ken Schwaber
The team has worked as creatively as possible, building a product increment that exceeded what it committed to in the sprint planning meeting. At the sprint review, the team proudly presents the increment to the Product Owner, stakeholders, and se...
11/18/2006 by Mark Randolph
Importance Important Symptoms These are symptoms that a Scrum team is not being protected from outside influences: External stakeholders talk in the daily Scrums Features are selected or priorities switched outside of sprint planning meetin...
11/11/2006 by Chris Fry
Scrum is built on a few simple principles. Many people are exposed to the how (the mechanics) of scrum first, without the why (the principles). This document focuses on the why.