I Have a Question

I have a question!! “I have a team that won’t self-organize.” “ My team always selects more PBIs than they can do. The members say that the software is too complex and corrupt to finish anything.” “My Product Owner isn’t engaged.” What do I do?? In my Scrum classes, I ground everyone in the theory … Continue reading

Waste Not

Waste impedes agility. It not only slows progress, but it robs money that could otherwise go to creating value. I was considering waste in light of the notions of velocity and capacity. Some Scrum users try to predict the outcome of the upcoming Sprint using velocity, the amount of work or PBIs they predict can … Continue reading

Scrum But Replaced by Scrum And

Five years ago, the term, “Scrum-But” became popular. This phrase pointed out the gap between just using Scrum-and building great products with Scrum. I would ask someone if they were using Scrum. They would respond, “We use Scrum, but we can’t always complete all the regression testing within a Sprint, so we often have regression … Continue reading

I was thinking …

I was thinking about New Year Resolutions. I thought about resolving to be a more friendly, warm, compassionate, conciliatory, moderate, and compromising person.  My thinking was prompted by a recent email, that informed me:  “After all these years, of hearing people talking about you, I defended you.  I tried to appease them … maybe as … Continue reading

Comments Policy

I am adding a comments policy to this blog. I expect to continue writing about controversial topics, and I encourage people to share their thoughts through comments. That said, I want to make sure that we keep things on the up-and-up. Moving forward: * Comments need to have to real names. At least, they have … Continue reading