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7 Things to Stop Doing in Kanban

Agile

7 Things to Stop Doing in Kanban

As described in the Kanban Quick Start Guide and the Advanced Kanban Practice Guide which I developed a while ago, Kanban continues to be a highly popular Agile method used by all types of teams...

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State of Kanban Report (2021) – 7 Key Takeaways You Need to Know

Agile

State of Kanban Report (2021) – 7 Key Takeaways You Need to Know

For unknown reasons, many people consider Kanban a “second citizen,” sitting behind the Scrum framework within many organizations. Interestingly, Kanban is 50 years older than Scrum. Developed as part of the Toyota Production System in...

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From Scrum Master to Agile Coach – 5 tips to help you make the transition

Agile

From Scrum Master to Agile Coach – 5 tips to help you make the transition

If you have been working as a professional Scrum Master for a few years, it is very possible that you might get into a “slump” of sorts. Let me explain what I mean, based on...

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Are you ready for SAFe? 5 questions to help you decide today!

Agile

Are you ready for SAFe? 5 questions to help you decide today!

If you have been working with Scrum or Kanban, or any other Agile approach, I am willing to bet that you have at least heard about SAFe® (Scaled Agile Framework). There are different opinions about...

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Retrospective

Agile

5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Retrospective

From my experience working with new Scrum teams over the past few years, it has become apparent that the Retrospective is THE single most difficult Scrum event for most teams. Even experienced teams have a...

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Planning

Agile

5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Sprint Planning

Many years ago, a friend of mine once told me: “Sometimes the best way to find what works for your team is to avoid making basic mistakes”. At the time, I didn’t think much about...

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10 Ways to Decide If Your Team is Ready for Scrum

Agile

10 Ways to Decide If Your Team is Ready for Scrum

Scrum has been used globally for over 20 years and is the most popular Agile framework based on recent studies. However, Scrum is still not an easy framework to adopt, especially if the conditions are...

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Scaled Agility vs. Team Agility – 5 Things You Need To Know

Agile

Scaled Agility vs. Team Agility – 5 Things You Need To Know

The concept of “scaling” within the world of Agile development is something that is often confusing because there is no single “book of knowledge” that provides a formal definition. Some organizations that I worked with...

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7 Agile Metrics to Boost Productivity

Agile

7 Agile Metrics to Boost Productivity

How do Agile teams know if they are successful? There is a large collection of metrics that many experts suggest to evaluate the performance of Agile teams, many of which you are likely already using...

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7 Keys To Being A Leader In Agile Environment

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7 Keys To Being A Leader In Agile Environment

Over the past few years, there have been a number of studies conducted by various organizations that explore the concept of leadership and management support within the context of Agile adoption. One common theme seemed...

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15th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Things You Need To Know

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15th Annual State of Agile Report – 5 Key Things You Need To Know

Over the past few years, I have gained unique insights from the State of Agile Report regarding industry trends. The reason that I pay close attention to this is that change is happening so rapidly...

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5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Daily Stand-up

Agile

5 Things You Should Never Say (or Do) During Daily Stand-up

When I work with teams to help them adopt Scrum, I try to avoid absolute phrases such as “always” or “never”. This is because Scrum is a framework that is designed for teams to develop...

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