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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.

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.

Relative Estimates

Relative Estimates

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

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.

The Real Silver Bullet

The Real Silver Bullet

Is Scrum a silver bullet for software development? It's certainly important, but culture trumps all else.

An Agile Transformer's Initial Dialogue with an Organization

An Agile Transformer's Initial Dialogue with an Organization

When I am approached for a position as a ScrumMaster or an Agile product manager, I know that the hiring managers usually are really looking for an experienced trainer or coach to educate and transition teams to Agile. A series of specific questions helps determine whether the fit may be right.

My Favorite Name

My Favorite Name

This is a story about a daily game that helps teams gel and reinforces Scrum the values of focus, courage, openness, commitment, and respect. And we came upon it almost by accident.

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