I recently discovered a disorder that has affected many organizations. This disorder often begins quietly, starting slowly in some areas of an organization and spreading quickly throughout. Soon an entire organizations suffers from it and is paralyzed by an inability to get work done. Common Symptoms Frequent complaints of too many meetings Work progressing slowly […]
I frequently advise companies not to use the waterfall model to build software. While I was working with a client in Stevens Point, Wisconsin last summer, I captured a very different waterfall than I usually work with.
These are the top five books that every Scrum Master, regardless of skill level or amount of experience, should read to build a solid foundation for understanding Scrum and the Scrum Master role. Scrum – A Pocket Guide – This is a short book written by the person who wrote the training materials for the Professional Scrum Foundations […]
It is easy to talk about things in a theoretical context, free of the constraints of reality. But if you want to move people toward action, you have to make things real. I first picked up on this when I became a full-time Scrum Master and Erik Weber was an Agile coach for my team. One day […]
Although I haven’t been working in information technology for very long, I have already noticed a trend – many people believe in and are innately attracted to silver bullets. Unfortunately, some in management believe Scrum is a silver bullet, so they bring it into an unsuspecting organization and expect that implementing it will solve many of […]