Articles on Scrum and Agile Project Management

Assessing Your Agile Coaching Skills

June 5, 2018 1

How do you assess your skills as an Agile coach? An Agile coach herself, Karen Greaves proposes to define the coaching activity using 5 areas and 15 different items, a perspective that could naturally be adapted to your own context. This simple tool allows the coaches to reflect about their work and plan improvements.

The Need for Agile Leadership

May 15, 2018 0

As organizations transition to an Agile approach, the management and leadership styles must also change to adapt themselves to the new values and behaviors. In this article, Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová explains how an Agile Leadership concept can help leaders to be effective in an Agile organization.

How to Facilitate a Scrum Sprint Goal Session

May 1, 2018 1

The Scrum Glossary defines the Sprint Goal as “a short expression of the purpose of a Sprint, often a business problem that is addressed”. In this article Özmen Adibelli provides a facilitation meeting structure and some tips on how to facilitate a session about a controversial topic like the Sprint Goal.

Hiring Product Owners

April 23, 2018 0

In Agile project management approaches like Scrum, the role of the product owner is fundamental to deliver value to the customer. The product owner role has a high responsibility and requires many different skills. In a series of posts titles “Thoughts about hiring Product Owners”, Viktor Cessan discusses some product owner hiring anti-patterns and shares some tips and questions that could help improve your product owner hiring experience.

When is a Scrum Team Too Big?

March 19, 2018 1

Using an Agile project management framework like Scrum does not avoid the problems of right-sizing the team. What do you do when you need to increase the numbers of people involved? When is the team too big? How to split an existing Scrum team? In this article, Cynthia Kahn provides some tips on how to assess and manage the growth of Scrum teams.

Agile Earned Value Management (EVM)

February 22, 2018 0

Earned Value Management (EVM) is a project management technique that measures the technical performance, cost and schedule of a project against planned objectives. The result is a simple set of metrics that provides early warnings of performance issues, allowing for timely and appropriate adjustments.

Learning Tips for Certified Scrum Trainers (CST)

January 22, 2018 1

Training and certifications are an important part of the Scrum and Agile movements. In this article, Zuzana “Zuzi” Šochová shares some tips to improve training session. While they are more focused on the Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) needs because of her experience, they are useful for to any type of (Agile) training.

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