As a SM I have to admit sometimes I’m too proactive trying to solve impediments and tend to take decisions quickly. Continue reading “Communication is the key to solve impediments “
Why it’s so important to produce software that works Continue reading “Don’t give up on quality, please simply don’t.”
What’s a scrum master? A servant leader, as you know. But why leader? Maybe it’s just me but the term “leader” sounds like someone which is on an higher position, not exactly a boss but not so far.
Being a good example is behaving in a positive manner. It creates a scenario that others will most likely want to copy your examples. Positive to positive, negative to negative.
Invest: Independent, the story should not depend on other stories Continue reading “INVEST on your user stories :)”
When I begun working with kanban I was member of a team really committed to make kanban efficient. We were reflecting on the bottlenecks and smoothing the processes, updating the k-board, introducing new columns or rows according our needs, adjusting WIP limits from time to time and so on. At the beginning everything had a sense, until we had too many columns and too many WIP limits. Continue reading “Why you should question yourself about WIP Limits in Kanban”
Sometimes it’s necessary to go back to the basics and run through again the agile development values. They drive each agile framework Continue reading “Agile Development Values: the fantastic 4”
If you had read my previous post about Kanban, you are re-thinking about WIP limits.
Why do we introduced limits? To avoid too many things in parallel. But the real goal we want to achieve is to complete stories as fast as possible and studies show the best approach is to have a regular pace.
Well the focal point of this article is to focus on complete stories before kickstart new ones. Introducing the idea of priorities in the Kanban instead of limiting columns. Continue reading “Backward Kanban: a different approach to Kanban”
Do your job,
then do it better,
don’t give up on difficulties,
and learn from errors. Continue reading “Enjoy the iterative way”
I wrote this message months ago in the Scrum Practitioners linkedin group and i got a tons of good suggestions, you can read in the discussion https://www.linkedin.com/groups/52030/52030-603948094888458650
I was organizing the vacation using a scrum/lean approach
Let me see if I can write it shortly how we did it with an iterative approach. Continue reading “What happens when the SM goes on vacation?”
I’m reading articles and I didn’t get the point. So I bought a book:
The Scrumban [R]evolution, here my review Continue reading “Scrumban the interesting but boring book”
Reading the recent Dave West’s article I’m questioning myself about Scrum in web development industry.
I’m quite expert for this sector, web development, in this post I want to discuss about this question:
Does scrum works well for web development?
I recently read this interesting article by Dave West about Working with a web development company using Scrum.
Since I’m a scrum master and web developer this is going to interest me very much. Continue reading “Working with a web development company using Scrum”
The business fable of The Chicken and the Pig is about commitment to a project or cause. When producing a dish made of ham and eggs, the pig provides the ham which requires his sacrifice and the chicken provides the eggs which are not difficult to produce. Thus the pig is really committed in that dish while the chicken is only involved, yet both are needed to produce the dish.
That’s a silly story if you want, but is an example how scrum/lean/agile is going under my skin day after day.
so, everything began when this morning my PO (wife) told me during the planning (breakfast) that i have to assembly the two new ikea dressers the stakeholder (she) decided *we* need 🙂 Continue reading “How scrum insinuates in my daily life”
Start by doing what’s necessary
then do what’s possible
and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
This is one of my favorite mottos, perfectly in line with the “agile thinking”