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Unearthing the Impediments

Unearthing the Impediments

The success of the ScrumMaster depends on how early he or she detects an impediment, so that it can be solved before it becomes a blocker for the team.

Agile Practices for Globally Distributed Teams

Agile Practices for Globally Distributed Teams

You are not alone if you have been struggling to make Scrum work with globally distributed teams. Here are some practices that I have seen used effectively.

How to Use Relative and Absolute Estimates in Agile Projects

How to Use Relative and Absolute Estimates in Agile Projects

When we estimate, the first reaction is to give an absolute answer, a concrete and absolute value. However, we are not that good at this kind of estimating. Hard to believe? Keep reading.

5 Common Stand-up Missteps

5 Common Stand-up Missteps

I want to focus on a few common errors or loose practices that often get woven into stand-ups.

Is Being an Expert Ruining Your Coaching?

Is Being an Expert Ruining Your Coaching?

There are times when being an expert isn't enough.

5 Agile Tips from 10-Year-Olds

5 Agile Tips from 10-Year-Olds

I have been amazed at the innovation and teamwork that can come from third, fourth, and fifth graders. I believe adults can regain that childlike spark; here are few tips and tricks from my observations of our future leaders.

How to Convince C-Level Executives to Transition to Scrum

How to Convince C-Level Executives to Transition to Scrum

C-suite buy-in is crucial for a successful transition to Scrum. Here are talking points that will show what's in it for them when they support Scrum adoption.

The Art of ScrumMastering

The Art of ScrumMastering

The ScrumMaster is a constantly evolving role. Here are a few arts that the ScrumMaster must master to sail the ship through turbulent seas.

Making Sense of Agile

Making Sense of Agile

New practices have created a tectonic shift in how software is developed. New terms have broad and sometimes overlapping meanings. Here I will define some of these terms and related practices.  

Organizational Agile Transfromation

Organizational Agile Transfromation

Have you ever wondered what it takes for an organization to transform and to adapt to a new way of working? Read this article to understand the journey of organizational Agile transformation.

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