Failure Pattern in Scrum

I recently spoke at a corporate community of practice event.  My session presented a useful model to identify indicators within a system to predict its failure. First, we started by applying the model to everyday systems everyone could relate to.  Next, I asked the attendees to map a system of their own. As I walked them through my Read more about Failure Pattern in Scrum[…]






scrummaster qualities

10 ScrumMaster Qualities

A ScrumMaster is one of the three key roles of the Scrum Framework. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland conceived the Scrum process in the early 90’s. With so many years having passed, you’d think organizations would better understand good ScrumMaster qualities. More noteworthy, they should know qualities of a bad ScrumMaster. Because of this, I created a simple Read more about 10 ScrumMaster Qualities[…]






Scrum Alliance & Star Trek

Max Keeler tweeted that the new Scrum Alliance director is new to Scrum.  I went over to the Scrum Alliance website and I see they have selected Donna Farmer as the new Managing Director. Beginning October 1, 2010, Farmer will lead the non-profit organization, working with the staff and Board of Directors to realize the Read more about Scrum Alliance & Star Trek[…]






Refine Your Process If You Must Deviate From It

As I mentioned in my post yesterday, Seeing Value From The Customer Perspective, if you think you need to deviate from a documented or understood process, rewrite or refine your process to account for the deviations. Merriam-Webster defines process as a series of actions or operations conducing to an end.  If you are unwilling to Read more about Refine Your Process If You Must Deviate From It[…]






Management Team Wants Versus Needs

Mike Cottmeyer of Leading Agile wrote an excellent post, posing a question: Why wouldn’t a management team embrace a set of methodologies so focused on giving them what they need the most? I took a few minutes to digest the question and then compared it to my prior experiences implementing Agile on a management level.  Read more about Management Team Wants Versus Needs[…]