ScrumMaster

Importance of Concrete Action Items

By |2019-11-24T06:01:03-05:00August 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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The Eight Hats of an Agile Coach

By |2019-11-07T10:55:21-05:00June 12th, 2017|Process|

Back in 2012, I worked with a colleague to develop a new course for ScrumMasters (and other Agile change agents).  Our goal was to figure out a way to support learners on a progressive educational journey from ScrumMaster to Agile Coach (CSP-SM).  While the specific offering we developed did not ...
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How to Run a Coaching Dojo

By |2019-11-24T06:23:08-05:00December 28th, 2016|Frameworks, Process, Product|

A coaching dojo is a safe place to improve three important skills for an Agile Coach - observing, listening and questioning.  The goals of a coaching dojo are to offer opportunities to practice listening without judgment, gather information more effectively and ask different kinds of questions to understand the real ...
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65 Tasks for an Agile Coach

By |2019-12-23T11:31:48-05:00December 11th, 2015|Process|

Agile Coaches (CSP-SM) are really busy people!  There is no way one person can do all these activities on this list each week nor would it make sense to do so, but an effective Agile Coach would be working on most these jobs every six months or so.  Rome was not ...
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Agile2014 Gratitude

By |2019-11-19T12:03:42-05:00August 12th, 2014|Frameworks, News|

I really enjoyed meeting new people and seeing so many old friends at Agile2014 in Orlando. Thank you to everyone who attended my session, asked questions and provided feedback, which encouraged me and gave me ideas for future events. Here is the feedback for "Teaching Agile to Management": "Your session's ...
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