Moving from the Waterfall Mindset to the Agile Mindset can easily stall out. Here are four critical concepts to keep your Agile Adoption on track.
Sprint Reviews can be dull affairs with little useful output. Instead of focusing solely on the demo, we recommend creating an environment focused on collaboration — and saving some time for celebration.
Remote Program Increment (PI) planning poses unique challenges to SAFe teams accustomed to working together in person. We propose solutions to get your team prepared.
Working from home is a new reality — one that can prove challenging for Scrum teams. ScrumMasters and other facilitators need new tools to make online meetings better.
Developing fully cross functional teams can dramatically reduce waste. In this essay we explore why cross functional teams are difficult to implement, and how to overcome common obstacles.
Scrum leaves a lot of room for teams to experiment, but what are the core elements that should not be changed? And what are the elements that can be tailored for your team?
Though many aspects of the Scrum framework are uniform, Certified Scrum Training is not an "off the shelf" commodity. Trainers can vary dramatically in experience and approach, so you should think carefully about how you choose — and what you want to get out of it.
“Too many coaches relegate themselves to the kid’s table and are really ineffective at making big, organizational-level changes. Agile coaches are change agents and should be sitting at the adult table”. I am paraphrasing my colleague, but this was the gist of his lament when discussing effectiveness of some Agile ...
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Did you know that every well-run Retrospective follows five steps? In my experience, the best Retrospectives follow this outline first created by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby in their book, Agile Retrospectives. Here is a summary of each stage. 1. Set the Stage: setting the stage helps people focus ...
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