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Two Problems Implementing Agile

Two Problems Implementing Agile

As Agile professionals, we encounter many challenges during an Agile transformation within an organization. The question is, how do we move the Agile transformation forward through these obstacles?

Starting with the Daily Scrum

Starting with the Daily Scrum

Let's set the scene: You're involved in bringing Scrum to your department or team. Unfortunately, you're unable to start your first sprint for a few days or weeks. Where do you begin?

Human Stigmergy: An Agile Oxymoron?

Human Stigmergy: An Agile Oxymoron?

Are humans capable of exhibiting stigmergy, or swarming intelligence? What used to be the outcome from social insect behavior of self-organization is now an integral strategy of Agile teams.

Are Tasks in Agile Necessary?

Are Tasks in Agile Necessary?

As a coach and mentor, I raise the question of whether we need to create tasks for a user story.

Onboarding New Team Members: How ScrumMasters Can Maximize Success

Onboarding New Team Members: How ScrumMasters Can Maximize Success

Most Scrum Teams will be faced with new members occasionally, and this is not a trivial event. The good news is that a ScrumMaster can help avoid or minimize disruption by adopting a few simple tactics.

Progressive Planning

Progressive Planning

Following the principles of Lean means creating more value with fewer resources and reducing waste. I would like to share my thoughts on how following these principles applies to planning and tracking a project.

Lights, Camera, Retrospective!

Lights, Camera, Retrospective!

In my opinion, as the ScrumMaster, the retrospective is the most important, most impactful, and often the most overlooked place to make a difference within the team.

Heineken's New Political Ad

Heineken's New Political Ad

Heineken's recent political ad is selling not just beer but also something familiar to coaches: teamwork and cooperation.

Indispensable Tenets of Agile and Scrum

Indispensable Tenets of Agile and Scrum

In my opinion, there are four tenets of Agile and Scrum that are indispensable to the team.

Scrum: A Big Blessing

Scrum: A Big Blessing

Scrum has been a huge advantage for our team, for several different reasons.

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