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Being a First-Time Scrum Master

Being a First-Time Scrum Master

A ScrumMaster is not someone who simply facilitates Scrum process/events and makes the team answer three questions in the Daily Scrum. The role is more than that, and I learned some of its other aspects the hard way.

Agile Leadership

Agile Leadership

I am grateful that I participate in leadership assessments in the roles I've served in as a ScrumMaster and product owner. I'm will share the high-level valuable insights I've gained; perhaps they can be of help.

Make Sure Your Product Backlog Is OPTIMISED

Make Sure Your Product Backlog Is OPTIMISED

If you are a product owner, you know that to be successful and continuously deliver awesome products, you must manage your product backlog effectively. Here are some tips to help.

Clean Code Day

Clean Code Day

Discussion about Scrum usually focus on the ScrumMaster or product owner. For a successful transition, however, the development team must also go through a transition phase in which they have to change the way they write code.

Relocating the Retrospective

Relocating the Retrospective

There is a wave of advocacy among my ScrumMaster peers that you may have seen if you participate in some of the Agile conversations on Twitter under #pubretro.

Relative Estimates

Relative Estimates

We don’t aim for absolutely accurate estimates. So the obvious question is, what in fact are we looking for?

How Distributed Teams Can Deliver Value

How Distributed Teams Can Deliver Value

Our team delivered value every sprint because of the way it was organized across on-site and offshore offices. We had a highly motivated team. Here I highlight some of the factors that led to the success of the project.

Maximize Brainpower by Using Scrum

Maximize Brainpower by Using Scrum

Here is a comparison of the total percentage of brainpower put forth on a project from two teams: a Scrum team versus a non-Agile team.

Agile Is About a Change in Behavior First

Agile Is About a Change in Behavior First

Culture is defined as "the ideas, customs, and social behavior of a particular people or society." Regional culture has played a vital role in Agile adoption and has often become a roadblock.

Continuous Retrospective

Continuous Retrospective

The culture of learning germinates at the moment an Agile team realizes its shortcomings and begins to take regular steps toward improvement. With this in mind, we decided to implement a continuous retrospective method in our team.

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