Scrum “Inputs”

Learn more about our Scrum and Agile training sessions on WorldMindware.comThe Product Backlog is often described as the primary input to Scrum.  The Sprint starts with Sprint Planning and Sprint Planning starts with the Product Owner and the Product Backlog.  In principle, this makes perfect sense and hopefully it is enough for most teams and organizations to just start with the Product Backlog. ...

Just Start!

I have heard many reasons why a new team should wait to start “doing” Agile.  Recently, I was asked to help a group who was struggling to get a Scrum team started.  They had real obstacles to overcome, but waiting wasn’t helping them. This group...

Building Capabilities for High-Performance, Part 1

This is my first crack at a series of posts intended to document reflections, insights and experiences that have been generated over the past several years at Berteig Consulting in our work helping organizations to transform with Agile methods and approaches. The...

Reflections on Agile Business Leadership

From push system to pull system thinking One of the disconnects holding teams back the most in an organization embarking on an Agile transformation is the lack of will and perhaps understanding of vision on the part of the business. The required shift in thinking...