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A Short Guide to Understanding Scrum and Kanban

A Short Guide to Understanding Scrum and Kanban

Scrum and Kanban can produce similar results for a team, but their basic mechanisms are very different.

Corporate Culture in Failed Agile Transformations

Corporate Culture in Failed Agile Transformations

I have worked with teams who underwent a Scrum framework, and I have also talked to colleagues and friends from other organizations about their experiences. One thing that is common among transformation failures is the “absence of an Agile culture.”

What is Agile?

What is Agile?

When considering Agile, we must be careful not to confuse practices with an entire mindset.

I am a Certified Scrum Master. But is that all?

I am a Certified Scrum Master. But is that all?

ScrumMaster training is important, but is it the end of the journey?

Does the Team Need Training Wheels?

Does the Team Need Training Wheels?

Not all teams need training wheels, but for those that do, they can mean the difference between success and failure.

What's in a Product Backlog?

What's in a Product Backlog?

The most critical part of any Scrum project is a well-defined product backlog. How do we effectively define an efficient and productive backlog?

How to Facilitate Organizational Transformation

How to Facilitate Organizational Transformation

Based on my experience, here are the steps that I would follow for any organizational transformation to Agile.  

Why ScrumMasters Are Superheroes

Why ScrumMasters Are Superheroes

I have been asked many times why we need ScrumMasters in an organization. The answer is easy.

What Agile Can and Cannot Do

What Agile Can and Cannot Do

Let’s talk about what Agile can and cannot do for several common software development problems.

The Radar Retrospective

The Radar Retrospective

In attempt to get away from "blame game" retrospectives, we tried the Radar Retrospective and found that it helped us find solutions and improve communication.

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