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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 Coaching, agile metrics

Estimation: What Does It All Mean and What Should I Use?

When it comes to estimation, Scrum doesn’t explicitly give guidance in terms of what units...

How to Get Buy-in for Refactoring

A good Product Owner is driven to maximize value. Oftentimes, that drive supersedes the need...

Agile Leader, Leadership

Top Four Behaviors of a Bad Agile Manager

Successful organizations hire quality managers who understand Agile and not only talk the talk, but...

Retrospective, Sprint Review

Common Questions About Sprint Review, Answered

The Scrum Guide states the following about Sprint Review: The purpose of the sprint review...

Agile Coaching

How to Become a Great Agile Coach

Coaching, like any great skill, takes time and practice. It requires a continuous cycle of...

Conflict Resolution, Facilitation, Leadership, Professional Development

My 3 Favorite Facilitation Tips for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and Leaders

Effective and open communication within a group is a core feature of any high performing...

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, 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...