Quote of the Month August 2017

Customers are at the heart of everything we do. This seems obvious, right? Yet all too often we assume shared understanding of who our customer or users are. What their needs are, why we’re building a feature for them – and that they even care about it. We have to remember we are not our […]

Quote of the Month June 2017

Avoid using defect tracking systems during the iteration. Fix bugs discovered in the work underway for the iteration immediately. If it takes a lot of work, create a task in the Spring backlog. However, there is usually no need to log this bug in the defect tracking system. Logging it would only create another work […]

Quote of the Month May 2017

What happens if you intervene and they still don’t fix the stand-up? Remember, the accomplishments and bumps are theirs, not yours. Agile works when they learn how to rely on one another. It has nothing to do with you looking good as a coach. So, if they do not improve, accept it for now, and […]

Quote of the Month April 2017

The ScrumMaster is one of the most undervalued roles in Scrum and Agile. Most teams that are just starting out don’t see the value of having a full-time ScrumMaster, and they try to combine this position with that of a developer or tester so that the ScrumMaster is “working.” It’s one of the most common […]