Retrospectives – a waste of time in meetings? Too much investment of time with too little valuable outcome? A little thought experiment shows clearly that it’s worth investing in retrospectives.
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In this post, I’ll clarify the intent behind the Sprint Review. It’s not about applause or reports. It’s a feedback gathering event which has to be properly prepared. Here are 17 questions and 8 techniques on the what and how to … Continue reading
Scrum Australia 2013 in Sydney was my first Agile conference in Australia. And what a good event it was! Here are a few things I liked:
Assume a perfect Scrum implementation. All artefacts, all meetings, all roles, and all rules are in place. If you were changing only one of the essential elements of Scrum, would you still call the remainder Scrum?
My Agile Onion (in a bottling jar) Whenever I give an overview of Agile, e.g., in classes or to clients, I use an onion to describe it. My Agile Onion consists of a core, has two layers, and it rests … Continue reading
Product Owner is a full-time job Engine Order by Ky In contrast to the Scrum master role which is often questioned whether it is a full-time job, the product owner role is almost never questioned being a full-time job. One … Continue reading
Scrum Master is a full time job (Tonight’s Moon – 20-01-2011 by Adam Wyles and Crescent Moon by Luis Argerich) Questions like the following are coming up quite often when I do Scrum training or coaching: Why should the Scrum … Continue reading
Kanji character for change (part of both, Kaizen and Kaikaku) Every now and then I hear the following being said when one compares Kanban and Scrum: Kanban is Kaizen, with continuous improvement and soft and smooth changes, and whereas Scrum … Continue reading
A Kanban board for impediments and actions According to the Scrum Guide, “Daily Scrums … identify and remove impediments to development …“. They also advise that this is a service for the Development Team offered by the Scrum Master. Often … Continue reading