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Lean Retrospectives

Lean Retrospectives

Retrospectives play a very important role, as they are that specifically planned time when the team talks about the feed-forward mechanism, looking at areas of improvements for forthcoming sprints.

Do Not End Your Retrospectives with an Action Plan

Do Not End Your Retrospectives with an Action Plan

A team that commits to an action plan and then executes it could be continuously improving. However, such teams have mentioned to me that they feel that they don't improve or that their retrospectives aren't helping. What's going on?

Improving Company Culture Through Scrum Values

Improving Company Culture Through Scrum Values

Culture cannot be built. You can only focus on creating the right conditions for it to flourish. Culture plays a big part in how people perceive and go about their work, and it is a fundamental piece of a successful Agile transformation.

Three Myths Busted

Three Myths Busted

Many of the challenges faced in introducing Agile are actually based in myth rather than reality. You may hear your organization executives or your teams repeating them. Let's take a look at three of those common myths and help you arm yourself with good responses.

Grow Your Own Scrum Tree

Grow Your Own Scrum Tree

I was first assigned the role of ScrumMaster shortly after attending a three-day Scrum Boot Camp class. I remember thinking, "I have no idea how to do this job."

Let's Not Be Perfect but Be Agile

Let's Not Be Perfect but Be Agile

Being Agile is better than doing Agile. I am sure we understand the fine line between the two. . . .

Scaling Scrum

Scaling Scrum

I personally had to deal with proving to higher management the increased output of a team during the past year, and I was seduced into micromanaging expanded time-logging of the team. . . .

Your Organization Is Not Ready for Scrum if . . .

Your Organization Is Not Ready for Scrum if . . .

To me, Scrum is a framework that will help only if you can understand what it really means.

Retrospecting to Greater Heights

Retrospecting to Greater Heights

I feel that retrospectives are a teams' single most useful tool for continuous improvement.

List of Prerequisites for Starting Scrum in DW/BI Projects

List of Prerequisites for Starting Scrum in DW/BI Projects

We do the following activities during our sprint readiness, or pre-sprint, phase for new projects. . . .

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