Scrum doesn’t solve problems, it reveals them. How, and why is that valuable? 

Reflecting on Scrum’s Mirror   There’s an old adage often echoed by agile enthusiasts: Scrum is like a mirror. But what does this mirror reveal?   And why is this revelation so valuable?   Let’s delve into the intricacies of Scrum, a methodology that doesn’t necessarily solve problems but illuminates them, offering a pathway to innovative solutions.  The […]

What are the top 3 things a Scrum Master needs to bear in mind when adopting the coaching stance? 

The Agile Landscape: A Guide to Effective Coaching and Leadership  Agile methodologies have transformed the landscape of project management and team dynamics, emphasising adaptability, collaboration, and continuous improvement.   In this blog, we’ll explore the nuanced roles of Agile coaches and Scrum Masters, offering insights and practical advice for those looking to elevate their teams to […]

Why do you trust Joanna to deliver Scrum.Org classes for NKD Agility? 

A Tale of Expertise and Authenticity: Meet Joanna, the Agile Maestro 🚀  🤖 There’s an art to mastering Scrum, and Joanna is our resident artist. Not all heroes wear capes; some wield whiteboards and possess a PhD in Robotics.   Let’s delve into the qualities that make Joanna the Scrum maestro she is:  🛠 Technical Mastery Meets […]

If you could teach just one thing about Scrum, what would it be?

If you could teach just one thing about Scrum, what would it be? I wouldn’t teach anything about Scrum if I only had one thing to teach, I would focus on the underlying principles that underpin scrum. Empiricism and navigating complexity effectively. Empiricism. When I’m delivering the APS course (Applying Professional Scrum) or talking to […]

Are you doing Scrum? Really?

This week I was at the ALM Summit in Redmond. There was a very interesting talk from David Starr of Scrum.org going over the recent changes in Scrum. These changes are, I think, designed to battle the things that have made Scrum unpalatable to many people. The reality is that many people and organisation are […]

Transform Your Software Team with Expert Product Development Mentoring!

As a delivery manager in the bustling world of software development, you’re the linchpin that keeps the gears turning smoothly, ensuring that projects not only kick off but also cross the finish line successfully. But as any seasoned manager knows, the path from start to finish is rarely a straight line. It’s filled with unexpected […]

What is empiricism and why is it so critical to great Agile? 

The Keystone of Lean-Agile: Empiricism Unravelled 🧬  Have you ever wondered what fuels the vigour of the agile framework? It’s a concept that may seem shrouded in the enigma of scientific complexity – Empiricism.   Yet, in essence, it’s the compass that navigates the labyrinth of project management. Allow me to demystify its critical role in […]