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January 11, 2020

Let’s say you have an Agile team that is composed of team members with only I-shaped skills. Doesn’t sound good, does it?

But collectively these I-shaped individuals have the all the skills necessary to deliver their stories. Maybe they do a great job of handing off wor...

December 22, 2019

The role of a Product Owner can be especially intimidating for those that are new to the role.
Many organizations that are looking to fill the role immediately look to their business analysts.
There are many cases where that transition works well.
However, that is not...

November 7, 2019

"Come yourself or send no one."

This quote comes from W. Edwards Deming.
Deming was a management consultant who was sending a message to an executive.
Essentially, he was trying to convey that some things need to be experienced and cannot simply be delegated.

Some leader...

October 11, 2019

There are definitely some downsides to overtime:

-The team may start to burnout

-The increase in velocity may become an expectation

-It can lead to a decrease in performance/productivity/morale

-Poor work-life balance

-It can be an indication that the organization is unwill...

September 12, 2019

Is there a difference and if so, what is the difference?

All 3 are important and there is definitely overlap.

Consulting typically refers to the relationship between a consultant and a client.
The consultant provides experience, training, and expertise in a particular ar...

August 21, 2019

Back in March 2017 we shared a blog about adding “Admit when you’re wrong” to your working agreement.

2.5 years later, we have another one for you.

It is by no means revolutionary and some of you probably already have it (either partially or wholly) as part of your worki...

July 16, 2019

(This applies to Scrum Masters and Product Owners)

You've just completed Sprint Planning, the team has already returned to their work area and then it hits you.  Oh no, I forgot to do...

Re-assembling the team and trying to regain the momentum you've just lost doesn...

June 2, 2019

This blog is NOT about distributed teams and running distributed retrospectives.

This blog IS about collocated or kinda collocated teams and the benefits of holding an off-site retrospective.

Before we get into it, it's important to note that some organizations frown on...

May 4, 2019

It's always tempting to aim for efficiency. Why wouldn't you? It doesn't make sense for people to be idle when the could be busy. Maybe this idea came from Microsoft Project where Project Managers would struggle for hours (or days) to ensure each resource on their proj...

April 2, 2019

As you progress through an Agile Transformation, many people will be asking the question as to whether or not they’re better off.

For many organizations the response is very subjective. It’s subjective because there aren’t any real metrics to compare before and after.

Fo...

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