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The Power of the Sprint Retrospective

May 19, 2022
​​​​​​​In my experience, it’s the Sprint Retrospective that teams are most likely to skip, berate, or otherwise bash.  When I hear teams talking about dropping it to “save time,” I want to pull a Darth Vader, shake my fist in the air, and say, “You don’t know the power of the Sprint Retrospective!” and then demand that the team meet anyway.  Alas, I am not Darth Vader.  But hear me out to consider these five reasons for never skipping a Retrospective.  

Servicios del Scrum Master

May 12, 2022
El Scrum Master brinda servicios al Equipo Scrum, la organización y el Product Owner. El radio de acción del Scrum Master no es solamente el equipo, puede abarcar el involucramiento con diversas áreas y cruzar la organización cuando tiene que participar en remover impedimentos de la organización o promover la cultura ágil y Scrum. El Scrum Master es un verdadero líder que no actúa a través del control, imposición o cualquier otra forma que impida el crecimiento de la autogestión y el empirismo.
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Characteristics of a Great Product Owner

April 25, 2022
The Scrum Guide doesn't provide a complete list of the skills required for any of the accountabilities on a Scrum Team. For example, it doesn't specify that Developers must use Java or C# code. The Scrum Guide simply states that Developers need all of the skills to deliver a Done increment of product each Sprint. We intuitively know that the skills required depend on the product. 

The Critical Agile Organization Design Guidelines

April 24, 2022
Many problems at the workplace are not the fault of the individual managers or teams. They are often the result of working in an organizational design(OD) that impedes rather than supports Agility. The OD determines, to a large extent, how people cooperate, the prevailing mental models, and how work gets done. To change all of this takes time and requires people to unlearn old lessons and relearn new ones that support Agility.