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We can't be self-organising because management are too hands on. I can't delegate because my team don't have the experience or desire to take responsibility. Ever felt yourself t…

Is one of the reasons we cannot find the perfect product owner, the fact that dealing with perfection is itself so difficult?

How We Avoided Our Own Traps While Writing ‘The Coach’s Casebook’ About a year ago we set about writing a book together about the most common traits which we encounter when working…

Instead of looking at what other people need to do, sometimes we might ask what we should be doing, or not doing.

New Year's Resolutions are typically about making some changes. It's a tradition that involves looking back at the last 12 months (or perhaps longer) and making a commitment to mak…
"The best is the enemy of the good" - Voltaire One of the biggest barriers we impose on ourselves is the desire to get things perfect. This is something that I see in all aspects …
This is a question that I get asked almost on a weekly basis and it seems to be a perennial problem for many organisations. I can't say that I have a magic answer to this but I hav…
I would say that, in the introductions part of 90% of the training courses that I run, at least one person will introduce themselves by saying something like "Hi. I'm Dave. I work …
I regularly get people ask me for tips on how to be a better leader or ScrumMaster. "What more can I do to help the team get better?" they ask me. This is a great question, and one…
There has been a big discussion recently on the advocation within SAFe of story-point normalisation across development teams. For my part, my natural gag-reflex is somewhat tempere…
One of the things about Scrum that many organisations find uncomfortable is the concept of accountability. Who do we hold accountable for this piece of work if things don't go well…
I tweeted recently that "#ScrumMastery is about becoming great at using Scrum to help create great teams who create great products and services" and I was asked to expand on that. …