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How to Improve Team Performance in Scrum

How to Improve Team Performance in Scrum

Various techniques and approaches are offered in an effort to help the Scrum Team enhance its performance. Here are some practical actions that I have found most helpful, based on my experience and many years of being an Agile team coach.

Failing to Fail

Failing to Fail

There is enormous pressure placed upon all of us to succeed. But it is counterproductive to focus excessively on success without acknowledging and taking advantage of the inevitable failures.

The Modern Software Factory Meets the Toyota Way

The Modern Software Factory Meets the Toyota Way

The concept of jidoka and how it can have a groundbreaking impact on software development.

Salsa, the ScrumMaster Way

Salsa, the ScrumMaster Way

Sometimes the best way for a ScrumMaster to lead the team is to follow their lead.

Learn and Help

Learn and Help

Ongoing learning throughout our lives is a benefit to us as individuals and to our teams in our work.

Implementing Scrumban Using the Kanboard Tool

Implementing Scrumban Using the Kanboard Tool

Kanboard is a Web-based tool with features and benefits that your organization might appreciate in the implementation of Scrum or, especially, Scrumban.

Our Scrum Room: The Tree House

Our Scrum Room: The Tree House

A year ago, our team was moved into one shared room — and it seemed like a terrible idea. Now, if you asked any of us about going back to cubes, the thought of losing our Scrum room would induce a mini panic attack.

Why We Aren't Wasting Time in the Daily Scrum Meeting

Why We Aren't Wasting Time in the Daily Scrum Meeting

As our team matured in using Scrum, we gradually realized the benefits of the Daily Scrum.

Agile and User Stories

Agile and User Stories

A common misbelief has been haunting company culture for more than 20 years, stating that stakeholders and delivery teams want different things. We must kill this myth.

Agile Teams and the Art of Aquarium Maintenance

Agile Teams and the Art of Aquarium Maintenance

Some of the most enduring lessons I've learned about Agile teams started back when I was a kid setting up my fish tanks.

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