Collaborative Leadership Team’s Dee Rhoda, Certified Scrum Professional & Agile Coach, shares her perspectives on the role of an Agile Manager.
We all know that there is a very important and prescribed position for managers in the traditional project management world. These folks are masters of estimation. They can estimate schedules, costs, resources and all manner of traditional project planning tasks and administration. I once worked with a Project Manager who could whip up and submit a Change Request faster than my dog could nab a fallen piece of bacon off the floor! That’s saying a lot because my dog is freaky fast!
Collaborative Leadership Team’s Dean Gabbert, Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner, shares what he has learned about Scrum’s Definition of Done from the simple task of doing laundry.
Not so long ago, I was having a conversation with a colleague about an Agile team that I was coaching. I was describing my observations and thoughts about the team’s dynamic and why this was causing stress for them. I then asked my colleague, “Does that make sense?”. I had hoped for insight, inspiration or a “coach the coach” moment. The response I got was not what I expected. I received a 10-minute soliloquy on the difference between the questions, “Does that make sense?” vs. “Do you understand?”
Collaborative Leadership Team’s Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer, shares perspective in this post about Stepping Up, Stepping Back or Stepping Out. A big miss in choosing to adopt Scrum as the new way to do work is just that: it’s a new way to do work. In other words, there is still work to do.
Christian Antoine, Agile coach and instructor in Minneapolis, MN, is often asked how to stop the ‘drinking from the fire hose’ feeling at work. Do you feel as though you are trying to keep 20 plates spinning at work? How does it feel to juggle so many things? Do you feel productive?
Craig Larman is dedicated to reduce suffering in product development. This video introduces Craig Larman and how he is serving the people in product development and incorporating Agile and Scrum. Over the last 10 years Craig Larman and his partner Bas Vodde have worked with a variety of companies and organizations by helping them adopt.
One of the most common observations, Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach in Minneapolis, MN receives when coaching our training clients on Scrum is, “Wow! The Product Owner Role is really hard!”
LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) is the simple high-impact framework for scaling lean and agile development designed to optimize the whole system. It’s based on over a decade of adoptions in many big groups worldwide (e.g., see case studies).
You are a ScrumMaster for a personal care products company. You and the other ScrumMasters have formed a Community of Practice, getting together periodically to share coaching tips to improve how you serve your Development Teams, your Product Owners and the Organization at large.
Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer and Coach asks “what’s all the fuss about scaling Agile & Scrum”? Is it just me or has the word “scaling” become a buzz word in the Agile community in the last 5 years?
This title does not seem to fit with today’s mantra of building teams, creating high performing teams, spinning up Agile teams, now does it? Yet it seems to be a popular choice for those trying to teach the fundamentals of teamwork.
You have worked many years with the team before you became their ScrumMaster. Everyone gets along and when you look at where the team started compared to where they are now, you do see progress is albeit painstakingly slow (it seems).
It was so much fun, we did it again the next day! Collaborative Leadership Team and Keyot sponsored Scrum Inc.’s Joe Justice and Joel Riddle to lead us in an eXtreme Build Parties this week. CLT and Keyot brought our clients together for the experience ranging from those who have heard about Scrum to those who have been working this way for years.
You juggle your laptop bag, morning coffee and bagel as you walk into the office. You are a Certified ScrumMaster at Jackson Industries, a privately-held company based in southern Minnesota. You have been with the Company for over eight years and have served a number of teams as a ScrumMaster since your group transitioned to Scrum three years ago.
In Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses, many Scrum myths are busted. One such myth is that the ScrumMaster is somehow an administrative assistant to a development team, to a product owner or to an organization.
I was walking to my clients’ office in downtown Minneapolis, when I spotted the man in the corner office. He looked smug in his three piece suit, staring down at us civilians on the street. The man in the corner office was literally on ‘top of the world’. Okay, maybe not the world, but the top of Minneapolis.
With 700+ attending, many great ideas and success stories were shared. Some same old Scrum and Agile dysfunctions were also shared. Angela Johnson, Certified Scrum Trainer was concerned by the number of people calling themselves trainers and coaches who continue to perpetuate “bad Scrum” using constructs that do not exist in the framework.