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Sprint Retrospective Themes

Sprint Retrospective Themes

Sprint retrospectives are important — but they can become boring. Here I list some of my favorite visualization techniques for use in retrospectives.

Separation of Concerns with Scrum of Scrums

Separation of Concerns with Scrum of Scrums

What's the best way to run a team that is big enough for Scrum but too small for scaled frameworks?

Building a Launch Pad for Your Scrum Team

Building a Launch Pad for Your Scrum Team

The Greek philosopher Plato once said, "The beginning is the most important part of the work." As an Agile coach, I emphasize the same point repeatedly with every new team I help start.

Agile Fable

Agile Fable

We have all heard an old fable about project management. Here I reenvision it for an Agile team.

Agile for Prepackaged ERP and CRM Applications

Agile for Prepackaged ERP and CRM Applications

I have observations and questions about using Agile to implement enterprise resource planning applications.

Scrum Explained in 245 Words

Scrum Explained in 245 Words

A colleague and I created a short text to try to explain Scrum as succinctly and effectively as possible. 

Done Is Done

Done Is Done

You know that team member who is done at day 3 or 4 of the 10-day sprint. . . .

Coordinated Agile Teams

Coordinated Agile Teams

When I observe Agile Teams closely, I see that teamwork does not come easily at first. But it is wonderful when developers, product managers, and testers build off each other to create something unique and simple.

Are Story Points Necessary?

Are Story Points Necessary?

As stories at top of the product backlog are broken down into pretty much the same size, does it then still make sense to use story point? I think so, and here is why.

There's No Place Like Scrum

There's No Place Like Scrum

My experience is that, to become an effective and fulfilled ScrumMaster, you must try to apply the Agile and Scrum principles to all aspects of life.

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