Category: Agile

Agile Baltimore Meetup | April 14th, 2017

Agile Baltimore Meetup | April 14th, 2017

Another great meetup! This month, topics we discussed: Half-breed implementations where no business was included. Heuristics for determining a good user story Incorporating project managers in Scrum’ish Agile Program vs Project Scrum implementation LeSS vs SAFe Link to Agile Baltimore Facebook Page Link to Meetup Group Page Check out the image gallery!

Failure Pattern in Scrum

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…

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10 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…

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I Discovered a Productivity Pattern

I Discovered a Productivity Pattern

My Past Experience Be it get-rich-quick schemes or rapid-weight-loss solutions, the Internet is littered with a million improvement schemes. In my many years of attempting to improve productivity for my clients and myself, I’ve tried just about everything. Regardless if the post, podcast, or book is promising to do twice the work in half the…

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Karaoke Agile

Karaoke Agile

Have you ever gone out with your friends to a karaoke bar and watched someone, who did not speak English, sing the best Bon Jovi Livin on a Prayer you have ever heard, just short of seeing Bon Jovi live back in 1987?  I’ve seen both.  Have you ever worked with or for someone who follows a process…

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