Articles I've written
Scrum Role Playing
It is often said that to truly understand someone else, one must “walk a mile in that person’s shoes.” Similarly, taking on more than one role on a Scrum team, on a temporary basis at least, can have unexpected advantages that may offset the disadvantages.
Learning To Share
“Share everything. Don't take things that aren't yours. Put things back where you found them” - Robert Fulghum So another wonderful Christmas has just passed and my two children had more new toys than they knew what to do with. Of...
The Importance of Self-Organisation
"An empowered organization is one in which individuals have the knowledge, skill, desire, and opportunity to personally succeed in a way that leads to collective organizational success." -- Stephen R. Covey, Principle-centered Leadership
Getting RE-TRAINED To Be A ScrumMaster
There are only three roles in Scrum. This is often the first thing that people have difficulty with. There is no project manager in Scrum, there is no distinction between different members of a development team – they are just called team me...
The One With Two Daily Scrums
On my first day coaching a new team they invited me along to their Daily Scrum first thing in the morning. They had been using Scrum for a couple of months and had a great “Scrum room” with glass walls on all sides and a lo...