Scrum Teams: Easier Said And Done

August 16, 2018 0

Agile and Scrum team formation is a natural human response to certain conditions. Once they exist, the formation process begins. This session looks at those conditions, and then looks at what other conditions need to be reached to progress through the different stages defined by Bruce Tuckman: Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing.

T-Shaped Agile Teams

June 28, 2018 0

In small Scrum teams, it’s common for people to share roles such as Scrum Master / Tester / Dev but in a lot of cases there are conflicting interests. How can a Tester adequately test when as a Scrum Master the highest priority is assisting the team to deliver?

Fragile Agile: Coaching Tired Teams

June 20, 2018 0

As an Agile Coach or Scrum Master do you want to add energy to your team that looks not enthusiastic or resists change? Is it possible to cause harm to your team even with proper Agile coaching? Yes, if you are working with tired, exhausted or even burned-out teams, they do need special treatment, usually counterintuitive to the coaches.

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.

Agile Performance Management

May 16, 2018 0

Traditional performance reviews don’t improve performance and are an impediment to collaboration and Agile team self-organisation. What if Performance Management was the responsibility of the whole team? How would that look, would it work and could it be more effective?Agile makes this possible.

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 for Scrum Teams

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 high responsibility and requires many different skills. In a series of posts titled “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.

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