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 […]

Quote of the Month March 2017

Have you ever made a decision, implemented the decision, and then been confronted with a raft of questions: “What were you thinking?”, “Why did you not do that?”, or “Why did you do it that way?” How can you avoid this disconnect? Bring the stakeholders together and build the value model as a team. Agree […]

Quote of the Month February 2017

One of the most important expectations to set early on is about involvement in the process. Many project stakeholders accustomed to traditional-style development view their role in a software development project as akin to dropping a car off for service: You tell someone what you need done and come back at appointed time to pick […]

Quote of the Month January 2017

Although many organizations are certified at SEI CMM Level 5, when a team hits a production snag, those certificates don’t carry much weight. People need IT heroes in the team to pull things through. Dependencies on folks who are technically competent, can think on their feet, and can manage time pressures increase that much more. […]