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Letting Go of the Concrete Life Raft

Letting Go of the Concrete Life Raft

On my first day of work on a job where my very official job title was listed as "Project Manager", a stressed out, old, bearded guy took me and the other newly minted PM into a room to teach us how to do our job. The first thing he said was, "When...

Scrum and Agile in China

Scrum and Agile in China

It is quite a pleasure for me to be able to introduce a little bit about how Scrum and Agile are developing in China.  However first, a few words about myself. My name is Julien Mazloum. Here is a link to my SA profile.  I am Canadian, p...

Why am I a coach?

Why am I a coach?

Why am I a coach?  In my CSC application in 2007 I wrote: “My vision and passion is to bring the benefits of Scrum and Agile practices to a wider audience.”  That continues to be the reason today. I am blessed in that I am a...

Reporting on ΓÇ£Training from the BACK of the Room!ΓÇ¥

Reporting on ΓÇ£Training from the BACK of the Room!ΓÇ¥

Imagine you are a reporter who has been invited to report on the two-day event that follows the 2010 Scrum Alliance Gathering in Amsterdam (which occurred last month). The event has a strange title – “Training from the BACK of the Room...

AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference

AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference

The AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference was held on Tuesday, December 14, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia (http://www.afei.org/events/1A01/Pages/default.aspx). The purpose of the conference was to promote agile acquisition and IT development practi...

Another enthralling einstein

Another enthralling einstein

This quote stands for itself. If you can’t make your statement / issue / requirement clear to somebody outside your organization (or department); you probably don’t understand the basics or root cause of it.  (c) TenF...

Enthralling Einstein

Enthralling Einstein

Enthralling Einstein: "I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” Einstein was a Scrum pioneer; look at his quotes and see how they all included messages from the Agile Manifesto or Scrum p...

SM / PO Cheatsheet

SM / PO Cheatsheet

This is a simple one page aide memoire that can be used to help explain the responsibilities of the role of Product Owner and Scrum Master. It's great to print off and hand out to people when you are explaining what the roles are and what the diff...

How PD works in Agile team

How PD works in Agile team

PD (Product designer) is very important role in software development. They will provide detail requirements specification and business workflow, UI workflow. In traditional software development process, PD will prepare the detail requirement de...

The Product Owner on One Page

The Product Owner on One Page

The following diagram summarises the product owner's responsibility together with the role's key activities and artifacts.  You can find out more about the product owner role in my book Agile Product Management with Scrum (Addison-Wesle...

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