Why it’s important to go to the right source for your Scrum information
Why it’s better to ask an Agile team for a forecast than commitment
AKA Worrying interpretations of Scrum, pt.2 – This week I had the pleasure to facilitate two days of learning. One day was all about working towards the Scrum.org PSMI certification with a Dash of Scrum (master) practice. The other was more about Scrum & Agile basics. Then as I was skimming through linkedin today, I saw […]
Use CRACK to find a good Product Owner
John Ferguson puts it very neatly in his blog, and I agree that any habit that puts us at risk of taking on more than we can qualitatively deliver should be left out of our toolbox. I myself do from time to time ask the team whether they can absolutely commit to the forecast planned, […]
Agile Coach & Scrum Master; the difference explained
A good product owner is: Committed – success for the product, together with the team is their sole focus Responsible – skin in the game makes sure we take no bad risks and strengthens commitment Authorized – mandate is essential to enable learning and agility (light weight decision making) Collaborative – collaboration is essential for […]
A P.O. Perspective on the Definition of Scrum
Tom Cagley’s blog explaining his take on the difference between Agile Coaches & Scrum Masters is really clear and I do agree, although in practice the roles and responsibilities may blur & can overlap quite a bit from time to time. As he explains: “Agile coaches typically pursue the implementation of an organizational vision of Agile…” and […]
More bystanders lead to less help offered – What about teamwork?
In this series I aim to put a Product Owner perspective to the elements of the Scrum Guide. Where else can we start then at the definition? We’ll discover the most important elements for a Product Owner and what they mean in practice. Definition of Scrum according to scrumguides.org Scrum (n): A framework within which […]
Thoughts on “Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen”
Hoe meer omstanders bij een ramp, hoe minder hulp er wordt gebodenMet zijn allen toekijken hoe iemand verdrinkt? Dat kun je niemand kwalijk nemen, want wel of níet ingrijpen is geen bewuste keuze, maar een reflex. Dat blijkt uit promotie-onderzoek van neurowetenschapper Ruud Hortensius van de Universiteit Tilburg naar het ‘omstandereffect’. Margreet Vermeulen13 april 2016, […]
ScrumMaster – Should They Be Technical Or Not?
After reading Daphne Henning’s pulse article Een illusie armer, agile misvattingen (translated: “One illusion less, agile misconceptions”) here are some thoughts I have about the four points she makes in her article: 1. Don’t be misled by technology > Try solving real people’s (everyday) problems, instead of falling for the trap of innovating in new technology just because it […]
Should the ScrumMaster be able to understand the technical details of the work of the team? Would this help them be more effective? Or might it hinder them? https://inspectandadapt.com/blog/should-the-scrummaster-be-technical/ Nope. A Scrum Master can benefit from some level of comprehension of the matter at hand, to better understand team discussion. But only to help facilitate […]