If you pay even minimal attention to what’s going on in business, you’ve likely come across the term “agile.” Top consulting firms have documented company transitions to agile methodologies. Business publications have repeatedly published on agile adoption. Maybe you’ve even read about specific implementations of agile. So agile is on your radar. If you even…

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Agile software development. Agile business practices. The word agility is popping up more and more in articles about companies who have saved themselves and are now flourishing. That one guy you used to work with is now a Scrum Master and killing it. But how did he get there? Where did he start? And what…

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Fake scrum is around us everywhere we go. It’s unavoidable. Just look on the internet lookup fake scrum right now and you’re going to find all kinds of interesting articles that describe Scrum in very weird ways. There are at least five ways you can tell if you’ve got fake Scrum going on. No goals:…

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Why are Sprint Goals so important? imagine you’re a football team and you’re out on the field and you have no idea why you’re there. So, you look around and you just start running and somebody throws a ball and every once in a while you hear some cheering from the fans and you go…

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For decades, project management professionals have tinkered with new methodologies. It was from some of these efforts that Scrum history first evolved. But, how does the original concept of Scrum compare to what we know now?

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If you’re reading this, clearly you wanna be a successful Scrum master. Here are four recommendations I can make on what to do to be great at it. First: we need to master Scrum. Take the words “Scrum Master” literally. a Scrum Master knows their stuff, but let’s avoid being a jerk about it. Avoid…

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What does it take to get started with the Definition of Done? This is a common question coming from new and even experienced Scrum teams. For something to be usable, we must define the quality standard our stakeholders need for a solution to be considered “usable”. If it’s not done, it’s not usable. It all…

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