Posts tagged with: scrum

Dance Of The Scrum Master – Ask Don’t Tell

I recently attended an Advanced Scrum Master Certification course facilitated by Dhaval Panchal. I have been working on scrum teams for about fourteen years. Over the years I have been...... Read More

Visual guide to the scrum framework

Visual guide to the Scrum framework is a great resource to get your entire development team on the same page and speaking the same language, as it breaks down the high-level terms, artifacts, and events in an easy-to-understand format.... Read More

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...... Read More

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...... Read More

Coaching Smells

“Hi, I’m a coach and I am here to help”  My spine stiffens and I can feel my hair on back of my neck. “Thanks, K” I respond tepidly K:...... Read More

Coin toss exercise

  This is a variation of “Value Flow” exercise that Sanjeev Augustine did at Scrumgathering 2009 in Orlando. I found this exercise very useful to demonstrate the benefits of prioritization...... Read More

Recognizing Bottleneck’s

The term “bottleneck” refers to a point where after the flow or velocity perceptively reduces. It is metaphorically derived from flow of water through a narrow mouthed bottle where the...... Read More

Betsy the cow

As an Agile coach I enjoy the opportunity to learn from people implementing scrum framework and incorporating Agile values and principles. In this process I come across interesting stories and...... Read More

Sharing Values, a team building exercise

A few months ago, I was facilitating sprint retrospective for a multi-cultural team that had members of different national origins (UK, South Africa, Angola and United States). We started gathering...... Read More

What is Definition of Done (DoD)?

DoD is a collection of valuable deliverables required to produce software. Deliverable that add verifiable/demonstrable addition of value to the product are part of the definition of done. Such as...... Read More