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One-Team Culture

One-Team Culture

In a major project worked on by teams in two countries, one of the things we focused on was end-user satisfaction through the implementation of a "one-team" culture.

Be an Agile Leader

Be an Agile Leader

As a team, if we want to transfer to an Agile way of working, we have many ways to start. But as a manager, if I want to be an Agile manager, how can I start?

Agile: Is It Process or Culture?

Agile: Is It Process or Culture?

When people are introduced to Agile, they see or hear different terms that leave them confused. When I coach, I promote a term, AaaC, to try to clear up some misunderstandings.

Sharing People Across Teams

Sharing People Across Teams

One of the challenges facing organizations during transitions to Scrum is how to deal with functional knowledge silos. It is very tempting for an organization to allow managers to fill knowledge gaps by sharing people across teams. This practice, however, has specific detrimental effects.

Do You Have a Team of Independent Enquirers?

Do You Have a Team of Independent Enquirers?

Development teams can aim to encourage Independent Enquirers, who display analysis and planning skills to break ideas down into small steps, setting targets for the completion of that work.

Scrum Events: An Antidote to Complacency

Scrum Events: An Antidote to Complacency

A recent conversation reaffirmed my long-held conviction that, in the world of Scrum at least, there are no holier-than-thou organizations.

Does Focusing on DevOps Tools Hinder DevOps Implementation?

Does Focusing on DevOps Tools Hinder DevOps Implementation?

While coaching various customers across different locations, I've noticed an increasing trend: Some, if not all, customers focus on their tool stack.

Creating an Effective Sprint Backlog

Creating an Effective Sprint Backlog

For a sprint to achieve its goal, creating an effective sprint backlog is one of the most critical tasks you can complete. If handled correctly, an effective backlog can do wonders for any team and project.

The Importance of Having a Foundation

The Importance of Having a Foundation

Scrum doesn't depend on knowing everything about the project beforehand, but it does depend on our knowing the process and being rigorous about it.

Bad Is Good!

Bad Is Good!

There are times when our human tendency to remember the bad can stand us in good stead.

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