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 Managing Project Managers When Adopting Scrum

Managing Project Managers When Adopting Scrum

When I realized that our Agile team was working and evolving, I wanted to do something to help other teams in my organization. How could I help a defined, hierarchical, command-and-control organization become Agile?

Challenges in Daily Stand-up Meetings

Challenges in Daily Stand-up Meetings

Certain challenges commonly arise during daily stand-ups, and the ScrumMaster must tackle them. Here's what our team experienced.

The Fragility of the Scrum Values

The Fragility of the Scrum Values

I have been putting a lot of thought into the Scrum values — what makes them work, and what breaks them down.

We Are Agile Using Scrum-But

We Are Agile Using Scrum-But

Many software development teams have changed their way of working to follow the Scrum framework. But some omit key elements, which impacts their work. These are the omissions I commonly see — and reasons why I think they should not be neglected.

Increasing Communication in Agile Environments

Increasing Communication in Agile Environments

Open communication assumes trust in the decision making of the entire group, and not that of just a select group. In a Lean and Agile environment, we trust that the group can make good choices, and we try to give them as much information as possible to do so.

Adopting Agile Principles

Adopting Agile Principles

We adopted the Agile method for one of our core banking software implementation projects, and we focused on Agile principles. Here is how we adopted Scrum against the backdrop of each Agile principle.

Scrum and Gamification

Scrum and Gamification

This article is about using the power of association to link Scrum with gamification.

I Got a Little Change in My Pocket

I Got a Little Change in My Pocket

We found an activity that proved to be an engaging and memorable way for participants to internalize what the Agile Principles really mean.

Accountable Teams

Accountable Teams

If a team is to be empowered correctly, it must also be accountable.

Addressing Challenges for Infrastructure Projects in Agile/Scrum

Addressing Challenges for Infrastructure Projects in Agile/Scrum

Based on my experience working with teams and stakeholders on multiple infrastructure projects, here are some of the challenges our Agile teams have faced, along with ways to overcome them.

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