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Agile coach, Anti-Pattern, Product Owner, Scrum, Scrum Master

When the Scrum Master Role is Set Up to Be an Anti-Pattern

Sometimes an organization struggles to understand the value proposition of a Scrum Master. The role...

Cost Savings, Revenue

How Agile Leads to Increased Revenue

If you like money and like delivering valuable solutions to your users, Agility helps you...

Kanban, work in progress, Workflow

Improve Flow in Your Scrum Sprints Using Kanban Work-In-Progress Limits

You limit work-in-progress (WIP) in Scrum to the work items in your sprint backlog. Doing...

Agile coach, LeSS, SAFe, Scaling

4 Reasons Why Agile Scaling Goes Wrong

Agile frameworks are predicated on the notion of forming small, cross-functional teams. A low number...

Agile coach, Scaling, Scrum

5 Qualities of a Great Agile Coach

It’s easy for someone to call themselves an Agile coach. Certifications don’t necessarily guarantee real-world...

Product Owner, Scrum Developer, Scrum Master, Scrum Team

A Day in the Life of the Scrum Team

A client recently asked me, “Can you tell me what the members of the Scrum...

Burndown Chart, Metrics, Scrum Master

Three Reports Expert Scrum Masters Use

Intro Reports are an invaluable tool to monitor the health of your system. You use...

Daily Scrum, Scrum Master

5 Myths About Your Daily Scrum Meeting

The daily Scrum meeting is both the most familiar and most misunderstood event in the...

estimating, sprint planning, user stories

Stop Adding Tasks to User Stories

Creating tasks for each user story before implementation may seem like it is adding value...

Inspect and Adapt, Loops, Sprints

The Three Inspect and Adapt Loops in Scrum

What’s Empirical Process Control and Why Do We Use It? Defined process control (DPC) methods...

Daily Scrum, Scrum Events

How to Fix Your Daily Scrum

The daily Scrum, sometimes referred to as a daily stand-up, is a quick team synch...

Facilitation, Meetings, Productivity

End Meeting Insanity! Learn to Facilitate

What is the biggest time-waster in your job? If you said “unproductive meetings,” then you...