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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. …
I have been toying with this post for a long time now. I want to say right at the start that I don't want this to come across as deliberately inflammatory and certainly not disresp…
A ScrumMaster is a servant-leader and their responsibilities include ensuring the team is able to do what they need to do. They facilitate the Scrum process and also the team. They…
Are you prepared for what agile really means? Agile transformations are a big commitment. It's not just a case of saying "OK, let's have a go with this agile thing", there is a mu…
I am a cumbersome organisation There I said it. Apparently the first step in dealing with a problem is admitting you have a problem. I have kind of known this for a while but not …
I am an unfit individual There I said it. Apparently the first step in dealing with a problem is admitting you have a problem. I have kind of known this for a while but not really…
As a Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) I do a lot of work with ScrumMasters in organisations who are looking to find new ways to engage their teams and move their Scrum implementations f…
"After the Development Team forecasts the Product Backlog items it will deliver in the Sprint, the Scrum Team crafts a Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goal is an objective that will be met…
I'm pretty bad at twitter. I am terrible at getting my thoughts across as intended in 144 characters and the more I try sometimes the worse it gets. So I am writing this as a respo…