Hiring a Professional Product Owner
One of my customers is asking me about the accountabilities of a Product Owner and how they break down. While I had seen many things around the Scrum Master for […]
Hiring a Professional Scrum Master
One of my customers is hiring for the Scrum Master Role and asked if I had a handy-dandy Scrum Master Job Spec that they could use. I did not, but […]
Become the leader that you were meant to to be
Leadership is not about control, but about inspiring those around you. Managers transition to Leaders As organisations move towards modern management practices there will be less of a need for […]
All technical debt is a risk to the product and to your business.
If you were buying a car, or a TV, you as the purchaser would do your best to understand the product that you are buying, the quality tradeoffs, and the […]
What is Taylorism, and why Waterfall is just the tip of the iceberg!
For many people the traditional project management methodologies (see PMI / PRINCE2) are the root of the problems that birthed Waterfall. I assert that this is the tip of the […]
Story Points & Velocity are a sign of an unsuccessful team
Story Points and velocity have been used for many years in the Scrum community and have been engrained so much in the way that things are done that most folks […]
Evidence-based Management: Gathering the metrics
Gathering the metrics for Evidence-based Management in software organisations can be a strenuous task and I have a number of customers that are fretting on what to collect and from where. Here I try to create an understanding of the ‘what’ that we need to collect.
Online is the new co-located
In light of the new normal and the last 20 years of technological progress, we need to re-define co-location as we no longer need to be in the same room […]
Recommended courses for Leaders
the person who leads or commands a group, organization, or country.
Recommended courses for Scrum Masters
The Scrum Master is accountable for establishing Scrum as defined in the Scrum Guide. They do this by helping everyone understand Scrum theory and practice, both within the Scrum Team and the organization. The Scrum […]