Posts Tagged: scrum master

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Boring retrospectives – part 13 : Helping Hands

Working together is one of the most important success factors in an agile team.   Individual work will not be enough to deliver all the user stories before the sprint is finished.  Daily standups help to foster this communication, but it

Boring retrospectives 10 – Walk the board

It’s hard to come up with new retrospective exercises as a facilitator.  However, I believe keeping it fresh helps the team to boost their continuous improvement results. In my previous ‘boring retrospective’ posts I introduced a number of new retrospective

Boring retrospectives 10 – Walk the board

It’s hard to come up with new retrospective exercises as a facilitator.  However, I believe keeping it fresh helps the team to boost their continuous improvement results. In my previous ‘boring retrospective’ posts I introduced a number of new retrospective

Boring retrospectives – part 9 : Vision Poker

In one of my previous blog posts, I introduced the concept of vision based retrospectives.  By using a vision of the ideal state of your team/company/family/… it is easier to weigh improvement suggestions.  Which one get us closer to the

Boring retrospectives – part 9 : Vision Poker

In one of my previous blog posts, I introduced the concept of vision based retrospectives.  By using a vision of the ideal state of your team/company/family/… it is easier to weigh improvement suggestions.  Which one get us closer to the

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

How to prepare for a daily standup

The daily standup has become a routine in the lives of many people in software development. 78% of all agile teams hold daily standups, according to the 2011 State of Agile Development Survey from VersionOne. Each day, at a specific time, teams gather

What does a scrum master do?

A lot of clients ask me, what does a scrum master do? More and more I stop using the term scrum master. A lot of business folks have difficulties with the terminology and job description found in literature. I believe what

What does a scrum master do?

A lot of clients ask me, what does a scrum master do? More and more I stop using the term scrum master. A lot of business folks have difficulties with the terminology and job description found in literature. I believe what

Agile alarms – part 1

Lately it becomes more quickly visible to me when people have difficulties understanding the agile values. Certain reactions or statements are alarming. For instance this example: During a sprint planning, the Scrum master gets nervous when discussions about a user

Agile alarms – part 1

Lately it becomes more quickly visible to me when people have difficulties understanding the agile values. Certain reactions or statements are alarming. For instance this example: During a sprint planning, the Scrum master gets nervous when discussions about a user

Scrum Gathering Munich – Being a scrum coach

Some stuff I wrote down during the panel discussion of ‘Being a Scrum coach’ at the Scrum Gathering in Munich. The panel consisted of: Christoph Mathis (moderator) Rachel Davies Siegfried Kaltenecker Peter Hundermark Bent Myllerup Q) How can you help

Scrum Gathering Munich – Being a scrum coach

Some stuff I wrote down during the panel discussion of ‘Being a Scrum coach’ at the Scrum Gathering in Munich. The panel consisted of: Christoph Mathis (moderator) Rachel Davies Siegfried Kaltenecker Peter Hundermark Bent Myllerup Q) How can you help