Process

How to Hire a Certified Scrum Trainer

By |2020-03-25T14:31:44-04:00January 21st, 2020|Process, Training|

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.

Importance of Concrete Action Items

By |2020-03-25T14:32:29-04:00August 31st, 2018|Process|

Retrospectives without concrete action items are pretty much a complete waste of time (and this coming from a guy who thinks the Retrospective is the MOST important discussion in Scrum!!).  Over-and-over again, when I encounter teams and organizations struggling to adopt Scrum and Agile, I often find lame, uninspiring Action ...
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Build Working Agreements Fast

By |2020-03-25T14:32:29-04:00February 16th, 2018|Frameworks, Process|

Working Agreements are one of the core compacts that all good Agile teams need and use.  For those of you unfamiliar with Working Agreements, they are nothing more than agreed upon protocols created by the team govern their interactions and clarify expectations.  They are different from Ground Rules which tend to be more ...
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