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Culturing Innovation Within a Scrum Team

Culturing Innovation Within a Scrum Team

To remain competitive, we must innovate. A product owner is always challenged to satisfy innovation needs while simultaneously handling current requirements. Can innovation become another item in the product owner's backlog?

Build a Self-Organizing Team

Build a Self-Organizing Team

A self-organizing Scrum team is really a great team. In fact, it is an ideal condition that not every team reaches -- so it is no wonder that some people call it a myth. What are some keys to making it a reality?  

Transition from Process Groups to Scrum

Transition from Process Groups to Scrum

Organizations transitioning or planning to transition from the Waterfall process to Agile need to have a transition framework in place.

Can a Traditional Project Manager Become a ScrumMaster?

Can a Traditional Project Manager Become a ScrumMaster?

At some point, all project managers think about this question once they've been introduced to Agile methods such as Scrum.

How the Minimum Viable Product Can Deliver Customer Value

How the Minimum Viable Product Can Deliver Customer Value

When it comes to software development, we tend to lose our common sense, and we get into the business of delivering half-baked cakes.

Coaching Agile Teams

Coaching Agile Teams

Coaching can be as much learning as teaching. Over time I've discovered specific types of team members who need specific types of coaching, as well as how to use my experiences to help the team.

Good Product Backlog Refinement

Good Product Backlog Refinement

When we started out on our Scrum journey, sprint planning was always painful. We soon learned that the key to good sprint planning was in a good product backlog refinement process, which I share here.

The Product Owner Role

The Product Owner Role

Organizations adopting Scrum have business analysts, business systems analysts, systems analysts, and architects, among many other titles. Who among these is best suited for a delivery team's product owner role?

My Agile Journey

My Agile Journey

When I worked for several years as a traditional project manager, I used to think I knew how to manage a project. I thought controlling everything was the best way to manage it. . . .

Is Scrum a Discipline?

Is Scrum a Discipline?

As a software engineer with a martial arts background, I see many parallels between Scrum and the martial arts style that I practice.

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