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

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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

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

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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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5 Powerful Tips for Preparing for Scrum Master Job Interview

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5 Powerful Tips for Preparing for Scrum Master Job Interview

Over my career, I have had the opportunity to recruit and build teams which has been a rewarding experience for the most part. I was involved in hiring a variety of positions such as Business...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing With Your Daily Scrum

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing With Your Daily Scrum

The Daily Scrum is one of the most common practices that new teams begin to learn how to apply the Scrum framework. Although it appears to be a very simple meeting, I have observed many...

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Retrospective

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5 Things You Need to Stop Doing at the Sprint Retrospective

One of my co-workers recently asked me a question that I have heard many times before, “What’s the point of the Sprint Retrospective? Nobody on my team wants to attend because they think it’s a...

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Five Transformational Steps Toward Increased Organizational Agility

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Five Transformational Steps Toward Increased Organizational Agility

As agile project management has become more prevalent in IT organizations, there has been an increasing trend toward overall organizational agility or business agility, as it is sometimes called.  This involves a full transformation of...

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14th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Results You Need to Know

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14th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Results You Need to Know

The Annual State of Agile Report has become something of a standard in my organization over the past few years. It has been an interesting journey to see the practice of Agile methods spread across...

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Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

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Agile Change Management – 3 Tips for your Agile Adoption

Recently, I have been studying how people, teams, and organizations respond to change. This may seem surprising, but I have found the human side of Agile to be the one aspect that is most often...

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Agile Transformation Strategy – Top down or bottom up?

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Agile Transformation Strategy – Top down or bottom up?

Over the past couple of years, I have worked with a variety of organizations to help them adopt Agile practices. One of the most interesting things that I have learned through the Agile transformation experience...

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3 Reasons Your Engineers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

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3 Reasons Your Engineers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from a variety of sources within your organization. This should be expected, since we as human beings generally don’t like...

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3 Reasons Your Project Managers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

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3 Reasons Your Project Managers Don’t like Agile Development and 3 Tips to Fix It

If you are planning to adopt Agile Development practices, chances are, you will encounter resistance from your project management team (possibly the Project Management Office), especially if they are operating with traditional/Waterfall approach. What are...

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