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Onboarding New Team Members: How ScrumMasters Can Maximize Success

Onboarding New Team Members: How ScrumMasters Can Maximize Success

Most Scrum Teams will be faced with new members occasionally, and this is not a trivial event. The good news is that a ScrumMaster can help avoid or minimize disruption by adopting a few simple tactics.

Progressive Planning

Progressive Planning

Following the principles of Lean means creating more value with fewer resources and reducing waste. I would like to share my thoughts on how following these principles applies to planning and tracking a project.

Lights, Camera, Retrospective!

Lights, Camera, Retrospective!

In my opinion, as the ScrumMaster, the retrospective is the most important, most impactful, and often the most overlooked place to make a difference within the team.

Heineken's New Political Ad

Heineken's New Political Ad

Heineken's recent political ad is selling not just beer but also something familiar to coaches: teamwork and cooperation.

Indispensable Tenets of Agile and Scrum

Indispensable Tenets of Agile and Scrum

In my opinion, there are four tenets of Agile and Scrum that are indispensable to the team.

Scrum: A Big Blessing

Scrum: A Big Blessing

Scrum has been a huge advantage for our team, for several different reasons.

We Value Tools Too

We Value Tools Too

I am particularly interested in and want to focus on one of the Agile values that says Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Team Building

Team Building

Our team is working toward continuous improvement, accountability, building trust, and delivering quality to our customers. And we're doing it by fining rule-breakers. 

The Importance of a Retrospective at Home and the Office

The Importance of a Retrospective at Home and the Office

Retrospectives should be stress-free, be they at home or the office. A retrospective is for discussing not only what went wrong but also what went right.

Responsibility Confusion and Lean/Agile Solutions

Responsibility Confusion and Lean/Agile Solutions

I look for ways to fast-forward to a future when teams can successfully transport more value across the "business/technology gap" than they currently do. Immense value often doesn't make it over to the other side. There are many reasons why, and "responsibility confusion" plays a part.

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