There are tens of little (and BIG) things a people can benefit from discussing when forming or rebooting a Scrum team. In fact, it can be difficult to recall them all when the time comes. This planner will help.
Here are some of the worst things a Scrum Master can say or do, compressed into three painfully funny minutes!
Having a hard time remembering to update your card wall? Don’t feel bad. It happens to thousands of Agilists a day.
A great retrospective has two things: questions that invite people to think deeply, and snacks. I think I’ve put the snacks and questions together in the perfect package…
Grab a copy of my Build your own Scrum exercise for the next Scrum course you teach. It’s a collaborative approach to teaching the fundamentals of Scrum, where your students do most of the work for you.
After looking far and wide for posters of the Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles to hang in my office, I was quite frustrated to find there where none I liked. Problem solved.
We’ve all been there: You’re trying to help your organization do Scrum. You sit down at the table with a manager to start “playing chess”. The game is going well… You play Pawn to E4. Manager: Pawn to E5. Knight to F3. Manager: “Go Fish!”
Organizations, like people, have muscle memory. Change the game and help people stretch those muscles. There’s magic in disorienting moments – be bold and seize the opportunity.
A couple weeks ago, I got a teary phone call from my girlfriend who had just been attacked by a gaggle of jogging girls while she was biking back from her lab at Stanford.
Facing limitations in budget, time, or technology? Embrace them! Simplicity, not endless options, will set you free. Case in point: Man wows us with his 4-bit Post-It world.