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3 Warning Signs That Your Backlog Refinement Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Agile

3 Warning Signs That Your Backlog Refinement Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Backlog Refinement, or commonly known as “Backlog Grooming”, is an essential activity that many Scrum teams fail to execute consistently due to the perceived “overhead”. Also, some teams choose to ignore this practice simply because...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Agile Transformation Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Agile

3 Warning Signs That Your Agile Transformation Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Over the past decade, I have worked with several companies to assist them with their Agile transformation initiatives. Each experience enabled me to learn new approaches and allowed me to refine my toolbox of tricks...

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Is Scrum Right For Your Team? 5 Questions To Help You Decide Today!

Agile

Is Scrum Right For Your Team? 5 Questions To Help You Decide Today!

It’s the year 2021, and Scrum has just celebrated its 20th anniversary. Having worked with Scrum teams since the early-2000s, it’s very interesting to see this framework evolve and continue to thrive amongst many industries....

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Evolution of Scrum – A Trip Down Memory Lane

Agile

Evolution of Scrum – A Trip Down Memory Lane

As most Agile practitioners are aware, the Scrum framework has been around since the 1950s. Expressed in various forms and concepts, Scrum was formally documented and published in 2001 as the Scrum Guide by Ken...

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Adding DevOps Security Tools to Your CI/CD Pipeline

DevOps

Adding DevOps Security Tools to Your CI/CD Pipeline

As you travel down the DevOps path, one of the most avoided topics is often security. Security is usually a touchy point because, more than likely, it will add work somewhere that someone didn\'t want...

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3 Warning Signs That Your Daily Scrum Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Agile

3 Warning Signs That Your Daily Scrum Is Failing, and 3 Ideas to Fix It

Have you ever attended a 1-hour Daily Scrum before? If so, I have a feeling you wish to avoid those types of meetings if at all possible! Many teams that are new to Scrum begin...

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Apache Kafka Tutorial: Getting Kafka Up and Running

Cprime

Apache Kafka Tutorial: Getting Kafka Up and Running

Linear computer science theorists will agree with the line of thinking that as more data streams around the world, the difficulty in accessing resources on the internet will increase likewise. However, with platforms like Apache...

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Do You need an SPC to be an Agile Coach? 3 Questions to Help You Decide Today!

Agile

Do You need an SPC to be an Agile Coach? 3 Questions to Help You Decide Today!

Recently, a former colleague of mine who is working as a Scrum Master ask me a question that I don’t hear often, “Do I need to get certified as an SPC to become an Agile...

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What is Agile Hardware?

Agile

What is Agile Hardware?

The phenomenal success of the Scrum framework, as an approach to organizing and conducting software-product development, is now well known. Many words have been written on the topic (some of them by me), and many...

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What is Agile Hardware Development?

Agile

What is Agile Hardware Development?

Can an Agile process be used for hardware development? Would it bring to hardware development the same benefits it does to software development? Suspecting that the answers to both questions were “Yes,” but unsure of...

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From Monolith to Microservices and Beyond

DevOps

From Monolith to Microservices and Beyond

Monolithic architectures were the de facto standard of how we built internet applications. Despite still being used nowadays, microservices have grown in popularity and are becoming the established architecture to build services. Service-oriented Architectures (SoA)...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Planning

Agile

5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Planning

The Sprint Planning meeting is a critical Scrum event that establishes the team’s goal for a sprint and sets the path towards success. There are many potential issues that teams may encounter during this event....

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