Articles and videos on creating and managing cross-functional Scrum teams: scrum master, product owner and development team.

Practical Tips for Coaching Tired Scrum Teams

November 25, 2019 0

In this webinar, Anna Obukhova shares 4 practical tips that you can put into practice when working with tired or burnt out Agile and Scrum teams. A must watch for any coach working in a high-pressured team environment.

Sharing Team Members in Scrum

November 20, 2019 0

We all know that there are three roles in Scrum teams : product owner, scrum master, and the development team. Modern software development can sometimes require some specializations that could be beyond the capabilities of the Scrum team members. UX and Web design, database administration, performance testing are some examples of activities that requires specific expertise only for a limited amount of time. How do you deal with it?

Asking Over Telling: Build Great Agile Teams

October 14, 2019 0

More asking, less telling. As an agile leader, you can adopt the approach of humble enquiry to build relationships, increase trust and collaboration, and deal with the challenges of organizational transformations for your Scrum team.

How To Work Past People Resistance to Becoming T-Shaped

October 7, 2019 1

T-shaped skills is a metaphor used to describe people with deep vertical skills in a specialized area as well as broader but not necessarily deep skills in other areas. This is a base for cross-functional Scrum teams, but people can resist this. Learn why and what you can do to change this.

Should Scrum Team Members Participate in Every Meeting?

June 18, 2019 2

Meetings like the daily stand-up or retrospectives are moments that rhythm the journey of Scrum and Agile teams. Sometimes these meetings are almost religiously considered as rituals or ceremonies that bound participants together and that nobody could miss. Is this true? In his book Forming Agile Teams Workbook, Jesus Mendez discusses if the participation to Scrum meetings is mandatory.

Congressive Management Techniques: Gardening Your Team

June 11, 2019 0

Agile and Scrum were supposed to free us from management: self-organized, cross-functional teams who get stuff done without that old-guard hierarchy. In this fauxtopia, some software developers were more equal than others. Can we get the healthy parts back without the Lumberghs? To bring back healthy engineering management, we must first de-mystify and de-stigmatize the concept of management.

Free Retrospective Tools for Distributed Scrum Teams

June 3, 2019 11

Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams are more common that what you might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization. This article presents some free online tools that can be used to facilitate retrospectives for distributed Scrum teams.

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