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Part 1: Sometimes Change is Really, Really Hard

Posted by on Aug 5, 2018 in Agile Transition | 2 comments

Part 1: Sometimes Change is Really, Really Hard

My current client changed to scrum without training or fully understanding the agile method. They have lots of problems. Hopefully, we can fix them.

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Why Your Team is Not Agile

Posted by on Apr 22, 2018 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Why Your Team is Not Agile

Why Your Team is Not Agile

Many Scrum Masters feel frustrated when their team is not agile enough or they don’t practice scrum the “right way.” The team’s lack of commitment or poor performance can be traced to 3 root causes.

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How Agile Does Your Team Need to be When You First Transition to Scrum?

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Agile Transition | 2 comments

How Agile Does Your Team Need to be When You First Transition to Scrum?

Is it difficult to get everyone on board with your transition to scrum? Sometimes it’s better to just jump in, do what you can and work out the kinks as you go along.

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Ensure Project Success by Getting Formal Commitment from your Extended Team

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Ensure Project Success by Getting Formal Commitment from your Extended Team

Ensure Project Success by Getting Formal Commitment from your Extended Team

When you form a new scrum team, you may not get all the desired resources. At GSD Mindset, we propose that when you organize a new scrum team, you should also get commitment from what we refer to as the GSD Extended Team.

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Story Identification for Newbies

Posted by on Jan 21, 2018 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Story Identification for Newbies

For those new to Scrum, story identification can seem intimidating. Event modeling is one of my favorite go to methods that get my story writing juices flowing.

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How Big is Too Big for a Scrum Team?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 4 comments

How Big is Too Big for a Scrum Team?

A scrum team size of 9 members may be optimal for Scrum, however your project may need a bigger team to complete all the required work on time.

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A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

Posted by on Sep 10, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

A Spike Story Should Get Story Points Too

A Spike Story is written when the team has to conduct research before moving forward. Spikes should get Story Points too. Here’s why.

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Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

Posted by on Aug 27, 2017 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

Reducing Sprint Velocity may be better for your Scrum Team

If your scrum team supports production applications, consider reducing sprint velocity to achieve more predictable product delivery.

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Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Posted by on Aug 12, 2017 in Agile Scrum | 2 comments

Agile Scrum Story Size for Newbies

Most teams are happy to move away from estimating work in hours. But, when you are new to the concept of agile scrum story size, where do you start?

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Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Posted by on Jul 30, 2017 in Agile Scrum, Agile Transition | Comments Off on Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

Core Project Management Functions must Continue after Transition to Scrum

You realize some Project Management functions in the waterfall world may still be needed now that you’re Agile. What are they and who should perform them?

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