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Importance of Roles

Importance of Roles

One of the best aspects of the Agile/Scrum framework is the importance of roles. It's important to realize what might be lost in the absence of such a well-conceived configuration (in this case, the triangle of product owner, ScrumMaster, and development team).  

Debunking MVP Myths

Debunking MVP Myths

The minimum viable product (MVP) is a debatable topic, as the name itself is somewhat ambiguous. Here I explain my own view and attempt to debunk myths about the MVP for new product development.

Agile Is Not a Noun

Agile Is Not a Noun

After I became a certified ScrumMaster and started talking to numerous people about Scrum and Agile, I was surprised by what I discovered. After becoming a certified ScrumMaster, I had the opportunity to meet and talk with many people about Scrum and Agile. I was surprised by what I discovered. - See more at: http://www.scrumalliance.org/cms/getdoc/e79517ab-e1f5-411e-98c6-de0587e8d119/Agile-is-not-a-noun.aspx?viewmode=2&lang=en-US&langobjectlifetime=request&loaddevice=1#sthash.N1vTV9wn.dpuf

Common Mistakes New ScrumMasters Should Avoid

Common Mistakes New ScrumMasters Should Avoid

Though there are best practices of how to "be Agile," a uniform framework doesn't always apply to the ScrumMaster role. Here are some tips to help you avoid common pitfalls.

Practicing Agile Manifesto Values

Practicing Agile Manifesto Values

I thought it worth sharing a few of the practices we followed in implementing the Agile Manifesto and its related principles, especially those relating to individuals and interactions.

Pair Scrum Mastery for Distributed Teams

Pair Scrum Mastery for Distributed Teams

One of the most difficult tasks in today’s Agile world is to facilitate remote retrospectives for distributed teams.

Cross-Functional Teams in Hardware

Cross-Functional Teams in Hardware

What skills does our cross-functional team need when delivering physical products?

The Importance of the Daily Stand-up

The Importance of the Daily Stand-up

Don't let your team's daily stand-ups fall by the wayside.

How to Detect Agile Complacency

How to Detect Agile Complacency

Some teams start off enthusiastically on their journey to Agile, only to fizzle out in the long run. It is imperative to keep a close eye on the symptoms that can derail progress toward an Agile culture.

Does Your Start-up Need a Techie ScrumMaster?

Does Your Start-up Need a Techie ScrumMaster?

How to identify the most suitable candidate for the ScrumMaster role at a tech start-up is widely debated.

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