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Test-Driven Development Surveillance

Test-Driven Development Surveillance

In this post, I'm sharing my encounters with different teams and their understanding of TDD. It's surprising to find that lots of wrong interpretations are still fairly common in the industry.

Key Takeaways from a CSM Workshop

Key Takeaways from a CSM Workshop

I recently attended a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) workshop. I would like to share the key takeaways from the workshop. . . .

Applying Lean to Scrum

Applying Lean to Scrum

Besides following the standard practices during retrospectives, one of the ways to enhance Scrum's effectiveness is to eliminate the "waste" in your sprints. [Here] are a few things that could help a team improve at frequent intervals.

Pigs and Painting

Pigs and Painting

Nine days completely off the network. Some rule being enforced within the organization. I needed something somewhat relaxing, but productive, to keep my thoughts distracted enough to not drive myself crazy. . . .

The Hackathon: Free Your Mind

The Hackathon: Free Your Mind

We all know the various roles on a Scrum team and how to iterate over a sprint. . . . A Scrum team will do this over and over again to build great software products. What is missing? . . . When and how do teams come up with brilliant and new innovative ideas?

A Game of Imagination

A Game of Imagination

We all know that Scrum games are helpful in building team cohesion, energizing everyone, and breaking the ice for shy teammates. Here is a game that I found very interesting and easy to play.

Enterprise Agile Adoption

Enterprise Agile Adoption

While most of our clients focus on teams and projects, some have reached out to us to scale Agile to large programs and portfolios. This article identifies the key challenges we have encountered when organizations want to adopt Agile at the enterprise level.

Self-Realization

Self-Realization

From my own coaching experience, I have learned that one of the best ways to instill the Agile values and principles in [people's] minds, and to make following them a continuous-improvement effort, is through self-realization.

Agile Metrics for Organizational Productivity

Agile Metrics for Organizational Productivity

Scrum projects are characterized by their iterative nature, delivering incremental customer value by self-organized teams. . . . While the Agile software development life cycle provides metrics, there need to be some guidelines on how to use those metrics to measure organizational productivity.

Performance Appraisals and ScrumMasters

Performance Appraisals and ScrumMasters

Agile is known to increase transparency in the functioning of a team in which there is no hierarchy. How is a team member's performance evaluated so as to recognize performance and provide him or her with a career path? Should the ScrumMaster appraise the team members?

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