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Scrum Master stances

Scrum Master stances

Here are Scrum Master stances. Although default stance for a scrum master is to be in service to their scrum team. Where in she is identifying and removing impediments to serve their team. By improving organizational systems so that impediments do not recur they serve...

Satir Change Model

Satir Change Model

The Satir Change model applies to individuals as well as systems of individuals. It is one of the cornerstones of the family therapist Virginia Satir’s work on how change takes place. Late Status Quo A fairly stable system (individual or groups) with predictable...

ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

“The great leader is seen as servant first, and this simple fact is key to his greatness” - Robert K Greenleaf The servant-leader is servant first, and then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. This person is sharply different from one who aspires to be...

Definition of Done : Why it matters?

Definition of Done : Why it matters?

One of the first things we recommend new Agile teams establish a “Definition of Done”.  A shared definition of "done" is crucial to highly functioning Agile Teams in helping them develop practices and behavior that drive quality, consistency and transparency. Why it...

Centralized Control : Trapped in Wagile (Part 4 of 4)

Centralized Control : Trapped in Wagile (Part 4 of 4)

This is the last part in the series “Trapped in Wagile”. In the kick-off article I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall organizations. In subsequent articles I explained Phase-Gates (part 2) and Large-batch handoffs (part 3). In this article I am...

Phase Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

Phase Gates : Trapped in Wagile (part 2 of 4)

In previous article, I outlined three fundamental characteristics of waterfall system. Phase-gates are the most distinguishable characteristic of a waterfall organization. Recap Phases are are strictly linear sequence of activities to build a product or deliver a...

Trapped in Wagile

Trapped in Wagile

Organizations attempting to transition to Agile demonstrate waterfall characteristics - residually or resurgently. Understanding these characteristics and learning to observe manifestation of these tendencies in organization systems will help you uncover impediments...