Articles I've written
Leader of the Band
When it comes time to choose a ScrumMaster, who should you choose? A technical guru? A political mastermind? A visionary? In this week’s column, Mike Cohn describes six attributes to look for in a potential ScrumMaster.
Scrum Shouldn't Be a Burden
If lightweight processes feel too heavy, it's most likely an implementation problem.
ScrumMaster: Appointed or Team-Selected
The selection of a new Scrum team's ScrumMaster can impact the success or failure of the team's Scrum adoption. Choose the wrong person and the team could face the uphill struggle of trying to become self-organizing while under the thumb...
Sprint Planning: Better Together
While teaching a recent Certified ScrumMaster class I was asked what a ScrumMaster should do about a team member who doesn’t want to participate in a sprint planning meeting. In this specific case, the question referred to a team member who ...
Writing the Product Backlog Just Enough and Just In Time
How much work should you do in advance of a sprint? Nothing? As little as possible? As much as possible? Find out why doing just enough, just in time might be your best strategy.