Over the past six months we have been working hard on launching a new product: The Scrum Team Assessment. This tool delivers to you a valuable report full of practical advice on how your team can get better at Scrum… and deliver better results! It’s like an automated Scrum coach. All your team members will fill in a comprehensive survey, we collect the results, generate a report –...read more
The classic phrase from Sutherland and Schwaber is: Scrum is simple, but Scrum is hard.
And yet, with almost any decent Team, Scrum is fun. Unless the personal chemistry is dysfunctional.
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...read more
Most of the organizations we engage with have more work to do than they can possibly get done. So, developers are writing code as fast as they can to get done trying to maximize their...read more
In my recent Back to the Future of Agile Software Development essay, I posited the maxim that agile is continuous problem-solving. Whether we create new designs, or architectures, or...read more
One of the great frustrations of the software industry is that we don’t have properly built studies to figure out whether development tools and techniques such as object-oriented...read more
It may not always be apparent but the goals
of the Project Management Office (PMO) and agile teams are well aligned. Both
groups want to get to the same destination: namely successful...read more
Agile versus Waterfall
These words have become completely overloaded when discussing product development. Lots of conversations about helping organizations improve their product development...read more
This essay is inspired by Ken Schwaber’s unSAFe at any speed blog. In brief, Ken cautions against returning to the RUP practices disguised as agile framework, and urges his readers...read more
I was asked this question in a class recently. (When should I not use Scrum?) I gave an answer, but I want to give a better answer.
To be fair, it is a hard question. And a hard...read more
Some rifts are occurring in AgileLand - a world supposedly driven by
cooperation, trust and appreciative inquiry! Debate is arising about first
generation agile methods (XP, Scrum)...read more
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...read more
Here is the talk that Dennis and I did at the Agile2013 conference. The talk basically went over how to create safety and visibility for management when doing an enterprise wide agile...read more