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The Deadly Disease of the Focus Factor

- Henrik Berglund
in Community Publications

There is this small germ that keeps thriving year after year. Untreated it will bring the organizations it infects to an unheroic death. To check your organizational health, answer these two questions: Do you estimate work in “ideal” hours? Do you follow up on your estimates,...

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Brain Games

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Brainstorming is a technique that is often used in Scrum. Especially during Sprint Retrospectives. Brainstorming has some basic rules which are urged to provide its efficiency:  Don’t judge or criticize ideas. Encourage fantastic and wild ideas. Go for quantity. The mor...

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One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?

- Louis-Philippe Carignan
in Community Blogfeed

In 1968, Frederick Herzberg published the article "One More Time: How Do You Motivate Employees?" in the Harvard Business Review (HBR). Over time, it has become a HBR classic, having sold 1.2 million reprints by 1987 and was the most requested article from the publication. During the annu...

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Does your team have a bad apple?

- Edwin Dando
in Community Blogfeed

A fascinating recent study has shown that a single, toxic team member can create group team wide dysfunction and breakdown. We have all worked in teams where there is one “difficult” person. They seem to take up a disproportionate amount of the teams time and energy. Conversati...

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The Same Old Way

- No Author
in Community Blogfeed

As someone who develops or tests software, how well do written requirements – a.k.a. “specification documents” – meet your needs? Have you, in fact, ever thought about the ways in which you come to understand what needs to be implemented? Or do you just take for granted tha...

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Women in IT – a very subjective post

- Kate Terlecka
in Community Blogfeed

    Disclaimer: opinions expressed in this post are not meant to offend anyone; they are highly subjective and based on my own experiences. Let’s start with a story from some years ago, when I was seeking a job as a junior developer, right out of studies. A male friend did the ...

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Metrics to Build Great Agile Teams: Measure Influence, Not Control

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

Couple of weeks back, I noticed an incident that triggered this post. Senior Management in a company applauded people for showing individual heroics on the project. Some of them were: Staying late in office to address a client request? Responding to project emails at late night. Rewarding testers on...

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Taylorism and Resources

- Dominik Maximini
in Community Blogfeed

Frederick Winslow Taylor wrote his Book "Scientific Management" back in 1911. His book is available for free online - consider reading it. Taylor wanted to end the "waste of manpower" and stated that "In the past the man has been first; in the future the system must be first." (p. 7) Taylor quickly ...


Assigning value to information in the Scrum framework

- Paul Kuijten
in Community Blogfeed

Today I was finally able to connect some dots on something that had been bothering me for a while. As a Scrum.org Scrum trainer, I always tried to convey that assigning value to information has a big risk of obscuring the transparency needed for inspect & adapt. The reasoning here is that if you...

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Scrum Values

- Gunther Verheyen
in Community Blogfeed

Scrum is not a methodology. Scrum is a process, but of a non-repeatable kind. Scrum is a framework of rules, roles and principles that helps people and organizations emerge their real process, specific and fitting to their time and context. Scrum is a light and simple base that wraps existing produc...

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Non Violent Communication

- Giovanni Bassi
in Resources

Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer Giovanni Bassi provides examples of typical downfalls of ineffective communication, followed by simple communication methods you can begin using immediately to influence your team in a positive way. FYI: video frames blur from 3:51-3:59.

Tags: Behavior, Videos

Focus on solutions, not problems

- Vincent Tencé
in Community Blogfeed

One of the key ingredients to becoming a great team is learning to focus on solutions, not problems. Unfortunately, this is really hard and requires practice. As humans, our natural response is to do just the opposite. In this post, I will explore why this is so and share things you can do to help.

Tags: Teams, Behavior

Using Scrum to manage complex projects: A cognitive perspective (and why it is better suited for our brains)

- Scrum Admin
in Community Blogfeed

I recently received an interesting scientific article from Gunther Verheyen titled "Getting Things Done: The Science Behind Stress-Free Productivity" (Heylighen & Vidal, in press). The article discusses possible scientific explanations for the success of a personal productivity approach called "...

Tags: Scrum, Behavior

Want change? Have courage!

- Andy Brandt
in Community Blogfeed

The most common complaint I hear from developers is that their managers push unrealistic deadlines on them. The managers come and say something must by done by this date – and won’t take “no” for an answer. The developers then work nights to deliver on a promise they...


Failing Builds Aren’t Your Problem

- Ryan Cromwell
in Community Blogfeed

I remember building my first significant build system based on CruiseControl.net, nunit, Wix, and a LOT of pixie dust. Every failed build resulted in a friendly reminder that the team should “probably fix that.” I’d give them some time of course, but I was always the build jerk.


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