Many Agile coaches believe they know best. They believe teams must follow a certain set of steps and do things a certain way, and if they do, those teams will be more productive, happy, and successful than ever. There’s a problem with thinking that way. That style of thinking is part of what got many […]
Thoughts, ideas, and inspiration for becoming more agile in your personal and professional lives by exploring the values and principles of Agile.
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 […]
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 […]