Articles I've written
Product Backlog Refinement
In Scrum there is no formal event that covers the refinement of the product backlog. . . .
10-Pin Bowling Retrospective
I have uses and adapted a number of different styles of retrospectives with my teams. I have always tried to include an element of fun to ensure that everyone is engaged with the process and that it is not seen as "just another meeting."
Self-Managers in Self-Organizing Teams
In order for a team to be self-organizing, members of the Scrum team may need to become self-managers. Here are some of the characteristics I have learned to look for.
Does Your Team Have Effective Participators?
We have all been in a retrospective or planning session in which some members sit back and take little or no part in the proceedings. If this sounds familiar, then your team may not be participating effectively.
Does Your Development Team Consist of Team Workers?
Whether you are using Scrum or another software delivery method, it is highly likely that you will be working as a group in order to achieve your goals -- you will, in fact, be team workers. What are the necessary traits?