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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?

Finding a Way for Scrum to Deliver a High-Quality Technical Proposal

Finding a Way for Scrum to Deliver a High-Quality Technical Proposal

We implement several methods for projects; can't we do so for proposal development as well?

How to Become a Certified Scrum Hijacker

How to Become a Certified Scrum Hijacker

So you have been trying your best to subvert the institutionalization of Scrum in your team or organization and have been seeing little success. Here are 25 surefire ways, any permutation of which will help you succeed in your endeavor and also get you certified as a ScrumMaster Hijacker.

The Servant Leader

The Servant Leader

In this article I would like to present my opinions on what being a servant leader means, specifically as applied to Scrum. . . . I would like to invite the forum to comment and/or critique my views with an intent to discuss and learn from each other.

Starting and Stopping in Scrum

Starting and Stopping in Scrum

When projects are undertaken using Scrum, there often is the tendency to feel compelled to do everything in an accelerated manner, and this extends to taking on multiple tasks while previous ones have not yet been completed. This is not the way to approach Scrum.

No More Free Lunches

No More Free Lunches

It's easy to take [a] team out to an event and get them involved in doing activities together, or engage them in team-building exercises where they have to work together to achieve a goal, but to really get the team to come together and care for one another is not easily orchestrated. . . . Please read my tale of a team event when we stumbled upon exactly what we had needed.

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