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Reorganizing for Agility I

Reorganizing for Agility I

Waterfall probably came about with all good intentions. In some ways it mimics layered software architecture: Interface between the adjacent layers is clearly defined. There is clean delineation of responsibility. . . .

4 Behaviors That Can Save or Destroy a Project and How Scrum Can Deal with Them

4 Behaviors That Can Save or Destroy a Project and How Scrum Can Deal with Them

There are four behaviors that can easily destroy or save a project. . . .

Presenting Scrum with Passion

Presenting Scrum with Passion

As Scrum coaches and trainers, we are often called to make presentations and speeches. I know many Scrum presenters who are constantly working on updating the content for their presentations. But then they disregard the most important part of the speech: its delivery. . . .

Agile Parenting: Bridging Work and Life

Agile Parenting: Bridging Work and Life

If you google "Agile Parenting," you will get more than 500,000 results. The purpose of my presentation is to advocate Agile parenting in the Scrum community, share my understanding and practice, and trigger discussions and thinking. . . .

Large Projects and Agile Techniques

Large Projects and Agile Techniques

In Waterfall or other SDLC processes, a large project is defined as a multiyear effort. Scrum is one of the ways within Agile to execute such a project. There are, of course, many questions about how to handle large projects using Scrum, and there are various opinions but no confirmed answers. . . .

Are Scrum Team Members Compatible with Line Organization?

Are Scrum Team Members Compatible with Line Organization?

All companies I know that run Scrum still have a line organization. The idea of a line organization is to link organizational units, with the help of managing relations, to a hierarchical organization system. In other words, all ScrumMasters are part of a ScrumMaster line, developers part of a developer line, etc. . . .

Wet Scrum

Wet Scrum

Many companies tag themselves "Agile" as they execute software development projects. Scrum is the most commonly followed Agile way of working these days. Generally, organizations use a blended version to suit their needs. . . . So, why are companies moving to Agile?

Pareto Your Backlog

Pareto Your Backlog

The Pareto Principle is named after its originator, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto. The idea is pretty simple: 80 percent of outcomes flow from 20 percent of causes. . . .

Introspect the Retrospectives

Introspect the Retrospectives

If your retrospectives have fallen into a monotonous or ineffective state, it's time to change the way you've been conducting them and focus on giving a direction to the meetings, making sure they are timeboxed and end with a quantifiable action item. . . .

Team Reflection

Team Reflection

"The unexamined life is not worth living," Socrates said. It is true for the individual, but it also applies to a team. . . .

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