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Go Fish! A Philosophy for Being an Outstanding Team Member.

January 29, 2020
Tuesday morning. 5AM. Alarm clock goes off. Some clouds in the sky. Driving my son to the swimming pool so he can start his training at 5:45 sharp. Continuing the drive towards a client to facilitate a training. 6:45 Traffic jam. Drizzle. 7:45 arrived. 9:00 Training to be started. Not all participants arrived. Waiting for another 5 minutes. Kick-off...
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20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns

January 27, 2020
Sprint Planning is a core event, defining how your customers’ lives will improve with the next Product Increment. Learn more on how to improve its effectiveness by avoiding 20 common Sprint Planning anti-patterns.
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3 Amigos – Bytesize Agile

January 27, 2020
The Bytesize Agile Series is inspired by discussion tangents that arise during training. 3 Amigos the topic of today comes up during discussion regarding refinement of backlog items into a ready state.
Podcast

The Agile Wire Podcast with Pawel Mysliwiec

January 22, 2020
In this episode of The Agile Wire Podcast, Professional Scrum Trainer Pawel Mysliwiec joins fellow PSTs Jeff Bubolz and Jeff Maleski to talk about Agile leadership. (1:06:57 Hours)
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Change Organizational Systems with the Liberating Structure ‘Panarchy’

January 20, 2020
How do you change a system that is as complex as an organization? This is the quintessential question facing Scrum Masters, Product Owners and other drivers of change. In this post, we explore how the Liberating Structure ‘Panarchy’ offers a powerful perspective and allows you to put systems thinking into practice. And even though it is perhaps the most complicated of them all, Panarchy brings together all the promises of Liberating Structures: engage everyone and unleash change on every level. Its a great way to drive organizational change together in an organic way.
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Help Them with the Why

January 19, 2020
How many times a day are you walking into the conversation where people jump into discussing solutions that lead nowhere, lack a clear purpose for the people involved in the conversation, don’t make sense altogether without the additional “why” discussion? I know I am having those conversations day in and day out.
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Showcase, Show & Tell or Sprint Review

January 17, 2020
The topic of my blog today is another one that is common on client’s sites. The use of the terms Showcase, Show & Tell or Sprint Review. In this situation, there is likely to be a broad mix of people fulfilling the Scrum Master roles.
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Why Sprint Goals are Important

January 16, 2020
A Sprint Goal is not often something people think about when using Scrum. Turns out it’s really important for teams to act as teams. Find out why in Robb Pieper's latest video blog from Responsive Advisors.
Video

Servant Leadership in Scrum

January 10, 2020
In this Scrum Tapas video, Professional Scrum Trainer Ravi Verma discusses how the Scrum Master as a servant leader can create an atmosphere where the Scrum Team members feel comfortable being able to hold each other accountable. Ravi provides stories, examples and strategies for creating an atmosphere for the Scrum Team to be able to be open with and respectful of their team members and why this is so important to their ability to succeed. (10:14 Minutes)
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What Really Causes Technical Debt?

January 9, 2020
Although I am going to use the term technical debt in this discussion. I am actively forming the opinion that this is the wrong term to be used both in how various assessments assess understanding and by practitioners in the agile community.