How effectively does an APS prepare a team to do a solid, professional scrum?

How effectively does an APS prepare a team to do a solid, professional Scrum? The APS Advantage: Exploring Professional Scrum Mastery Navigating the Scrum world, it’s impossible not to acknowledge the weight of the Applied Professional Scrum (APS).  🚀 From my own explorations and experiences, I’ve discerned a few elements that stand out, pushing this […]

7 deadly sins of Agile: Lust 

Unravelling the Lust of Agile: Why There’s No Quick Fix in Transformation  In a world where rapid market evolution is the norm, many organisations find themselves facing the 70-year itch, desperately seeking a solution in Agile transformations.   But is this desire a mere infatuation, an Agile lust, if you will? 🤔   Let’s dive into why […]

7 deadly sins of Agile: Gluttony 

Mastering Agility: Steering Clear of the Gluttony Trap in Agile and Scrum 🌟  In the Agile realm, ‘gluttony’ extends beyond mere overconsumption. It’s a metaphor for the excessive accumulation of backlogs and products, often paralysing the agility of teams. Introduction: The Perils of Gluttony in Agile Teams 🚫  This blog delves into how Agile teams […]

7 deadly sins of Agile: Pride 

The Peril of Pride in Agile: A Cautionary Tale  Pride, in moderation, fuels our drive for quality and achievement. However, in the Agile world, there’s a thin line between healthy pride and its excessive, blinding counterpart.   This post navigates the treacherous waters of pride in Agile practices, offering insights into maintaining a balance between confidence […]

7 Deadly Sins of Agile: Greed 

Overcoming Greed in Agile: A Path to Value and Efficiency  In Agile environments, the concept of greed often manifests as an overwhelming focus on resource utilisation, overshadowing the core Agile principle of delivering value.  Introduction to Greed in Agile Environments 🚀  This misalignment can lead to a counterproductive work culture, where the emphasis on constant […]

7 deadly sins of Agile: Envy 

Steering Clear of Envy in Agile: A Roadmap for Authentic Success 🗺️✨  Agile practices are a journey of discovery and adaptation, unique to each team. The Allure and Pitfalls of Imitation in Agile 🎭   However, the temptation to imitate others, particularly models like the fabled Spotify approach, often leads teams down a misguided path.   While […]

Quotes: Fake it until you make it 

Navigating its Limits in Agile Work Environments  Hello, Agile practitioners and enthusiasts. Today, let’s chat about a well-known phrase in our professional lexicon: “Fake it till you make it.” 🚀   But, as much as this phrase is bandied about, let’s discuss its limitations and how to apply it judiciously in our Agile workspaces.  The Limits […]

Quotes: Dictatorship vs Democracy 

Democracy vs. Dictatorship in Agile Leadership: Finding the Middle Ground  Hello, Agile enthusiasts. It’s Martin here. Let’s delve into a topic that’s sparked much debate in management circles: the tug-of-war between dictatorship and democracy in leadership, particularly within the Agile framework. 🤔⚖️  Dictatorship in Leadership: A Double-Edged Sword   Dictatorship in leadership can seem appealing at […]

Quotes: “I estimate that 75% of those organisations using Scrum will not succeed in getting the benefits that they hope for from it.” – Ken Schwaber  

The Reality of Scrum Adoption 🤔   Ken Schwaber once declared that a staggering 75% of organisations utilising Scrum won’t reap the benefits they anticipate.   But let’s take a moment, step back, and consider: could it be even higher? 😮  In this candid reflection, I argue that perhaps 90% of organisations might fall short in their […]

Quotes: Don’t scale Scrum! Pragmatic or defeatist? 

“Don’t scale scrum” – A Common Refrain  🙄 The phrase “Don’t scale scrum!” is something I’ve heard quite frequently.  Let’s explore this statement – is it pragmatic caution or simply defeatist?  The Misconception: Scrum Doesn’t Scale  🤔 Many believe that Scrum, by design, cannot scale. While it’s true that the Scrum Guide focuses on one […]