Short Definition of Scrum

By |2022-05-07T09:42:25-04:00January 9th, 2021|Process|

I was inspired by tweet I saw highlighting Peter Stevens' post discussing the essence of Scrum.  Here is my description of Scrum without any of our jargon. "Scrum is a framework for Teams to get work done. Every activity, ritual and artifact found in Scrum enables the team to provide ...
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How to Host a Lean Coffee

By |2021-05-14T11:25:40-04:00January 4th, 2019|Frameworks|

In our Coaching Circles, we often use the Lean Coffee format to structure our discussions and keep the dialogue lively and engaging.  For the most part, this format works well for our Coaching Circle calls.  For those that are unfamiliar with Lean Coffee, Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting ...
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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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