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[4 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Why Are Whole Scrum Teams Hard to Create? | ]

One of the technical practices of Agile software development is to support cross-functional teams where members perform multiple activities like requirements, coding and testing. In their book “Being Agile”, Leslie Ekas and Scott Will discusses the difficulties of creating a whole team.

[24 Sep 2014 | Comments Off on How Gilt Scales Agile | ]

As Agile project management is being widely adopted, the questions of if and how it could scale is a main topic of discussion. In this blog post, Gilt explain how it scales Agile with teams, ingredients, initiatives and KPIs.

[21 Aug 2014 | One Comment | ]

Patterns are the new defacto Scrum standard. In recent years, international Scrum Leadership has been meeting about once a year to write a rationalized foundation for Scrum using Organizational Patterns as a public resource.

[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.

[10 Jun 2014 | Comments Off on The ScrumMaster as a Team Coach | ]

In a typical Scrum project, the ScrumMaster might have to fill many different roles simultaneously. He can be a technical expert, an evangelist, a mentor and a coach.

[28 May 2014 | Comments Off on Coaching Teams Through Change | ]

When you come to a Scrum or Agile conference, you pick up new ideas that you’d like to try when you get back to work. However, you may feel like you hit a brick wall when it comes persuading your team to try the idea out. Resistance is very common in organisations large and small.

[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.

[7 Apr 2014 | Comments Off on A Team of Product Owners | ]

The Product Owner is a very important role in Scrum. He has the key responsibility to create, manage and prioritize the product development backlog. Can this responsibility always be to a unique person or is there situations where you could have a team of product owners? Kenneth Rubin discusses this topic in his “Essential Scrum” book.

[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.