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Practical Agile over Ideological Agile

Posted by on May 18, 2020 in Scrum Training | Comments Off on Practical Agile over Ideological Agile

Practical Agile over Ideological Agile

In these fast-paced, often unpredictable times, should we change our approach to training and teach more practical agile methods?

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Help Your Team Overcome Past Scrum Failures

Posted by on May 11, 2020 in Agile Transition | Comments Off on Help Your Team Overcome Past Scrum Failures

Help Your Team Overcome Past Scrum Failures

Team members may have previously failed at Scrum. Emily Hackett presents ideas a Scrum Master can use to help their new team overcome past problems.

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Don’t Let Setbacks Derail Your Agile Project

Posted by on May 2, 2020 in Agile Scrum | Comments Off on Don’t Let Setbacks Derail Your Agile Project

Don’t Let Setbacks Derail Your Agile Project

Trying new web tools may help your virtual meetings run more smoothly, but that may not be enough to keep your agile project schedule.

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The Agile Mindset is a Superpower

Posted by on Apr 4, 2020 in Business | 2 comments

The Agile Mindset is a Superpower

If you’re like me and you have an agile mindset, you have a distinct business advantage. Your brain is already wired to take advantage of new opportunities.

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Part 2: Does Perfect Scrum Practice Make Perfect?

Posted by on May 5, 2019 in Agile Transition | Comments Off on Part 2: Does Perfect Scrum Practice Make Perfect?

Part 2: Does Perfect Scrum Practice Make Perfect?

Since writing Part 1, I’ve made progress in major problem areas. But does perfecting the team’s scrum practice make for perfect software?

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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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