I recently asked my LinkedIn connections if the Product Owner (PO) and Scrum Master (SM) can be the same person. To say it caused a debate is an understatement - I’m still getting messages now. The conversation that ensued showed some awesome ways of thinking when it comes to the Scrum framework and Agile methodologies.
The Kanban Method for software development is now a popular approach for software and service delivery. It is firmly rooted in concepts from the manufacturing processes of the Toyota Product System. These core concepts are explained further below and how they’re applied to development teams. Explore this guide for techniques, tips, and best practice to […]
Many teams who use Agile practices run regular retrospectives (when was your last retrospective?!). However, these ceremonious gatherings often become stale pushing teams to look for alternative formats to fill their 2hr meeting. If you find your retrospectives are becoming stale then maybe this is a sign that you need to evolve away from your […]
When it comes to daily stand-ups, here’s what you should know. The text books will tell you to ask each attendee at the stand-up three questions – what did you do yesterday, what are you doing today and what are your impediments? Although this is a great format to get you started with Agile ways […]
If you’re stuck using the same old retro format (Stop, start, continue) then try this technique instead. Many teams follow the same format of retrospective week in, week out. If this works for you then great. But what experience shows us is that continuous improvement activity can become stale and can often stall. Most retros […]