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The Sprint Backlog: My Experience with a Small Change Toward Commitment

The Sprint Backlog: My Experience with a Small Change Toward Commitment

I want to share a small change we implemented with our Scrum Teams, which showed a notable and positive impact. This change is so slight that you might call it a change in perspective rather than process.

Does Certification Always Equal Excellence?

Does Certification Always Equal Excellence?

Does excellence in training and certification always equal excellence in delivery?

Should We Consider Code Refactoring When Estimating User Stories?

Should We Consider Code Refactoring When Estimating User Stories?

There is no single answer to this question; teams follow different approaches to estimations based on how they are set up and what the most suitable way to handle them is. Here are some of the factors we look at.

A Brief Talk About Scaling

A Brief Talk About Scaling

There is much to consider when undertaking scaling. Here are a few thoughts on the subject.

The DevOps Way of Working, Using Practices from Scrum and Other Frameworks

The DevOps Way of Working, Using Practices from Scrum and Other Frameworks

In working with application support teams, I have come to understand the various new challenges they face in enterprises that have adopted Agile. Here are some suggestions that can improve their environment.

Agility: A Profound Change?

Agility: A Profound Change?

Is Agile really here to stay or, as some of my friends maintain, is it just a passing business trend?

My Self-Care Tips for the Agile Servant Leader

My Self-Care Tips for the Agile Servant Leader

To be effective Agile servant leaders, we have to take care of ourselves so that we can give our best support to our teams. Here are my favorite self-care tips.

What Happens if We Fail One or Two Sprints?

What Happens if We Fail One or Two Sprints?

At a recent ScrumMaster summit, an interesting question came up: What happens if we fail one or two sprints?

Agile Coaches in Containers

Agile Coaches in Containers

I recently attended a conference that gave me important insights about how, as a coach, to clarify both personal and shared visions on a team. 

Can Simplicity Add Value to Delivery?

Can Simplicity Add Value to Delivery?

Our company's successful conversion to Agile resulted in some important takeaways I'd like to share.

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