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[30 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on Fun Retrospectives | ]

If you are following an Agile approach to project management like Scrum, you should have adopted a continuous improvement practice. Retrospectives are the name of the meeting when the Scrum team makes a pause to think on how to improve its current. Fun Retrospectives is a book that should help you to animate these meetings.

[20 May 2014 | Comments Off on Giving Feedback in Scrum with FEELING | ]

The role of the coaches and ScrumMaster is to give feedback to the members of the Scrum teams. In this article, Francesco Attanasio proposes a model based around the FEELING acronym: Facts; Emotions; Encouragement; Learning; Implications; New Goals.

[19 May 2014 | Comments Off on What Do You Know About Your Team? | ]

Do you know situations where the team spirit and/or quality of results were decreasing? This might have been complex situations and maybe it took a lot of time to fix it. But did it change on a long term?
I suggest an easy to use way with all team members to get and stay in a continuous improvement loop.

[22 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on Cooperation & Collaboration in Scrum | ]

The first value of the Agile Manifesto is ” Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. Its third value is “Customer collaboration over contract negotiation”. In his book “Agile Analytics”, Ken Collier discusses the concepts of cooperation and collaboration in Agile.

[27 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Hypnosis, Agility and Creativity | ]

Agile is founded on people and interactions. This presentation will explain a model to align teams for high performance and give you practical techniques, adapted from clinical hypnosis, that have proven successful with project visioning, goal setting, improved team communication and business collaboration.

[24 Mar 2014 | Comments Off on Scrum Daily Stand-up Meeting Troublemakers | ]

The daily stand-up meeting is an important moment in Scrum project. Team members meet to know about potential challenges as well as to coordinate efforts to resolve issues. They usullay discuss the three following questions: What did I accomplish yesterday? What will I do today? What obstacles are impeding my progress? In this blog post, Derek Huether describes 10 types of persons that create trouble in the Scrum daily stand-up meeting.

[27 Jan 2014 | Comments Off on Agile Communication | ]

This highly-interactive talk shows typical communication patterns and behaviors in Agile teams. It also provides eye-opening insights into the ways communication can be improved in Scrum. It features some practical games that include the whole audience.

[14 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Different Cultures Different Agile(s)? | ]

During the presentation I’d like to give you opportunity to look at various countries and organizations cultures to discuss challenges in introducing and using agile there. We’ll learn some nice lifehacking tricks how use the differences in most efficient way.

[5 Nov 2013 | Comments Off on Enterprise Scrum Transformation | ]

Adopting an Agile approach in a software development organization requires more than just sending some people to a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course. In this article, John Hill provides six recommendations for an enterprise Scrum transformation.

[2 Oct 2013 | Comments Off on Soft Factors: Decisive Prerequisites for Scrum | ]

Soft factors include beliefs, character and attitude of people as well as the way we communicate. This presentation addresses for example: Why are we acting in a certain way? Who must change: Me or the other person? I “want” is better than I “must”. How to find out the true reason behind somebody’s behaviour? How can we win people instead of forcing them?