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New Scrum Team Challenges

New Scrum Team Challenges

A while ago, I published a post titled: Simple Cheat Sheet to Sprint Planning Meeting.  Though I understand every team is different, I thought it would be helpful to those who are new to agile processes.  People are always looking for cheat sheets, templates, and stuff like that.  What is the harm of giving them what they want?…

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What is Agile, anyway?

What is Agile, anyway?

The parable Ever heard the story about the blind men and an elephant?  In various versions of the tale, a group of blind men touch an elephant. Each man feels a different part, but only one part, such as the leg, the tail, or the trunk.  They then compare notes and learn that they are in complete disagreement. Agile, my…

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Free Sprint Planning Guide and Agenda

Free Sprint Planning Guide and Agenda

As part of an Agile assessment, I sat in on a sprint planning meeting.  Though many out there are having sprint planning meetings at the beginning of every sprint, are they getting the most out of the time and effort?  As part of the services to my client, I will be providing a free cheat…

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Zero Cost Effect

Zero Cost Effect

I had dinner with a colleague the other night.  I inadvertently quoted something verbatim from Dan Pink’s book, Drive. My colleague said if I liked Dan Pink’s work, I should read something from Dan Ariely.  So, I started on Predictably Irrational:  The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions. Wow, this book is crazy!  I’m not going to go into any more details in the post…

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Awesome Scrum Intro Video

Awesome Scrum Intro Video

As I was reading tweets over the weekend, I discovered an awesome video by Hamid Shojaee, Founder and CEO of Axosoft. It’s an 8 minute introduction video on Scrum.  With background music sounding a bit like Block Rockin’ Beats by The Chemical Brothers, this video is to the point and completely awesome. I think this…

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Understanding Agile Scrum and common terms

Understanding Agile Scrum and common terms

I’ve been in a few meetings this last week where people were mentioning Scrum terms but didn’t know what they were. It’s not their fault. The person introducing the terms into the project vocabulary should have provided an explanation before referencing them. For those of you new to Agile Scrum, here are a few basics:…

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