Any sports coach knows that the Team must have desire.
In my classes I talk to the people about how much improvement they expect to make in 1 year. With 1 team. Often it is in the 20% range.
And I use Henry Ford’s famous quote: “Whether you think you can, or you can’t, you’re right.” So, I usually think that 100% improvement in 1 year is realistic for a specific team.
We want all Scrum teams to become hyper-productive.
Well, so they can enjoy life and be satisfied. And feel like they accomplished something. So, in part, this requires that...read more
Umm. Good question. We partly discussed this in an earlier post.
First, the Scrum Guide (2011) does not require that the PO attend the Daily Scrum. If you asked Jeff Sutherland...read more
This is a quote by Wayne Gretzky.
I am flying to Canada now. And I like hockey.
Today the quote reminds me of how hard change is.
To make any change happen in an organization is hard. ...read more
Bas Voode originated a test. 7 or 8 items. Jeff Sutherland and others liked it. Eventually it became known as the ScrumButt Test.
They developed the test to check whether a...read more
We have been talking about Kanban a bit lately in other venues.
Let’s talk about some key Kanban ideas in Scrum. Here.
1. Do the most important thing first.
In Scrum, we want...read more
Scrum has only 3 roles: Product Owner, ScrumMaster and Implementer.
Who is responsible for ‘the project’? Well, that would be the whole Team.
What do we do with George,...read more
I guess I will take credit for this phrase (see title).
To me, it reflects a key idea behind lean-agile-scrum.
It is an idea expressed in many other ways also. Ex: The perfect...read more
I think our (your) business is about knowledge creation. (Well, knowledge creation is key for almost all the people who come to my courses and workshops.) It is about innovation,...read more
In a word: Yes, if done professionally.
How is release planning, and release plan refactoring…how are they useful?
A few ideas:
It enables the Team to share ideas
It allows the...read more
I have written a new booklet that I want you to have (I think you will find it useful) and also to comment on.
It is about Agile Release Planning.
It proposes that agile release planning...read more
Yesterday I enjoyed talking to Southern Fried Agile, the local one-day agile conference. My topic was this: Three steps toward greater business value.
I was also pleased to see that...read more
We have this idea in Agile, that the Team should self-organize. This is an important idea. And also an important occurrence (eg, the reality precedes the idea).
In Agile, self-organization...read more
This is a “just enough, just in time” concept.
Please read these blog posts:
Scrum requires a real team.
The word ‘team’ is often used, often in different ways. So, let us define it.
According to “The Discipline of Teams” by Katzenbach and Smith,...read more
The list below is not self-explanatory, but it covers the key ideas one has to know and execute on to do Scrum professionally. Of course, becoming proficient at doing them at the...read more
This is, to me, still a New Year. And a friend suggested I talk about New Years' resolutions. Or something like them, Sprint commitments.Henry Ford said: Whether you think you can...read more