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Motivations and Methods for Effective Retrospectives

Motivations and Methods for Effective Retrospectives

How do we make the retrospective engaging, interesting, and motivational for Scrum team members, so that they actively contribute?

Swinging Toward Agile

Swinging Toward Agile

“No matter how much we try, we will always revert back to who we fundamentally are, unless we put forth a continuous and concerted effort to change.” I will never forget this quote from a manager I worked for circa 2002.

Why You Need an Aspirational Definition of Done

Why You Need an Aspirational Definition of Done

Having an aspirational Definition of Done could be a great way to keep important impediments top of mind for everyone on the team.

Don't Leave Your Teams in the Dark!

Don't Leave Your Teams in the Dark!

If we exclude certain aspects of product planning, we are asking our teams to accept product guidance with no end definition in sight. How can we help provide a more complete picture to our teams?

The Listening Tree

The Listening Tree

I wonder what you would think if you read this in a colleague's calendar: Weekly one-on-one with my tree.

Achieving Agility Through a Continuous Delivery Culture

Achieving Agility Through a Continuous Delivery Culture

What if your customer calls and requests the release of your product tomorrow? Are you in a position to fulfill such a request in few hours?

3 Things I Learned from Scrum That Can Help Start-ups

3 Things I Learned from Scrum That Can Help Start-ups

One of my major motivations for holding a recent workshop was my love-hate relationship with stakeholders, and the belief that getting a clear vision for a start-up and not letting things like management interfere with that vision would make deploying Scrum easier.

Conforming versus Empowering Teams

Conforming versus Empowering Teams

As Agile professionals, there is only one important question to always ask before starting an Agile transformation, and to ask it three times: Why?

Shifting from a Project-Oriented to a Release-Oriented Organization

Shifting from a Project-Oriented to a Release-Oriented Organization

Before we understand why we need to make a shift in the project-orientation paradigm, let us consider the preexisting Waterfall model, reasons for its existence, and the problems with applying it.

SCV Retrospection: The Supporter, the Critic, and the Visionary
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