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Scrum Guide 2020: True Leadership is an Attitude

January 5, 2021
The readers going through this piece more or less know the definition of a Scrum Master. Co-Creators Ken & Jeff, in their Scrum Guide 2020, having introduced exclusively the framework for Scrum, have put it as: “Scrum Masters are true leaders who serve the Scrum Team and the larger organisation.” The article’s objective is introducing the shift in the mindset or attitude. This is a requisite to become a genuine leader, as far as my experience goes. 

What Agility Really is About

November 16, 2020
This blog provides 15 tips to improve your agility in a complex world constantly changing as technological advances are driving globalization, changing our environment and influencing society which in turn calls for new solutions to these challenges.

The Sprint Planning Checklist

November 9, 2020
A Sprint Planning checklist? How dare you: Agile is a mindset, not a methodology. It is a journey, not a destination. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, and what else could you possibly cover with a checklist, the mother of all standardized processes?

Is Kanban Linear?

July 14, 2020
A typical Kanban board shows a series of steps or activities that work passes through. Does this mean that Kanban is only suitable for "linear" processes? Scrum is a proven strategy for addressing complex adaptive problems, so if Kanban is linear, is it an unsuitable complimentary practice to add to Scrum?
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The Agile Wire: Talking Flow With Daniel Vacanti

May 18, 2020
This podcast tackles some of the question: Scrum vs. Kanban? How about Scrum and Kanban. Why would you want to use both? Scrum is based on Empiricism, Kanban is based on Flow, Flow enhances Empiricism and Empiricism enhances Flow. Take the best Scrum teams and the best Kanban teams and take an average person looking in on them they wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
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Bye Bye Velocity! Kanban metrics as an alternative to story points & velocity.

May 13, 2020
During this virtual event, Louis-Philippe explained the Kanban metrics for Agile or DevOps teams. Although the Kanban delivery strategy is highly recommended in DevOps mode, unfortunately, its metrics are hardly used in our profession. Louis-Philippe therefore wishes to share its value with participants. Back at their workplace, Louis-Philippe hopes that participants will have new tools to answer the client's famous question "When will it be done?" (61 Minutes)

How To Be A Good Scrum Master During A Crisis

April 9, 2020
Many teams are finding that they need to adjust to a new reality amid the covid-19 pandemic. Strategic plans lie in tatters, urgent unplanned work fills the board, stakeholders are hammering teams with requests, and routine has gone out of the window. This is a time for a Scrum Master to be pragmatic, calm, and outcome focused: providing delivery leadership without allowing process to get in the way.
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Status Quo (Scaled) Agile Survey Results

February 21, 2020
The 4th survey “Status Quo (Scaled) Agile” now gave some interesting answers helping organizations to position their own agile activities and helping to define an appropriate strategy where and how to use the agile on team level or scaled agile on the level of programs or organizations.