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Agile Maturity and the Definition of Done

Agile Maturity and the Definition of Done

The "perfect" Definition of Done is a powerful concept, and one that can help bring into focus the maturity level of a team or organization.

Agile Transformation: Is It a Destination or a Journey?

Agile Transformation: Is It a Destination or a Journey?

We hear a lot about both Agile adoption and about transformation, because they are two are different processes.

The Daily Stand-up Call

The Daily Stand-up Call

Here are a few tips that have helped me over the years in facilitating the stand-up call.

How Do You Measure Productivity?

How Do You Measure Productivity?

How do we measure productivity, and how relevant is this concept in Scrum?

Continuous Improvement: Lessons from Running the Snowflake Game

Continuous Improvement: Lessons from Running the Snowflake Game

Part of the ScrumMaster's servant-leader role is to lead by example when it comes to personal improvement. I recently was able to employ continuous improvement to good effect in leading a teaching game.  

Trends in Enterprise Agility

Trends in Enterprise Agility

Technology enables the entire Agile process, but to be successful, retail enterprises must take an integrated approach that consists of strategic planning, Agile development, and continuous delivery.

Tips for Playing Planning Poker

Tips for Playing Planning Poker

Planning Poker can be confusing for beginners. Here are some tips to help you get started.

What Are Design Sprints and How Do They Work?

What Are Design Sprints and How Do They Work?

Design sprints enable business teams to use the same processes and terminology that IT teams use with Scrum. The goal is to foster better communication between business and IT by creating parallel, complementary processes.

What Else Does the ScrumMaster Do?

What Else Does the ScrumMaster Do?

Teams often ask me, "What else does the ScrumMaster do?" I try to show them how the ScrumMaster is not only a coach for the IT team but can also be a coach for the enterprise as a whole.

A Whole Systems Approach for Enterprise Agile Assessments

A Whole Systems Approach for Enterprise Agile Assessments

A "whole systems" Agile assessment model helps us better understand the organizational dynamics that might present challenges or leverage points for Agile adoption in organizations we work with.

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