Do you believe in cross-functional teams?
In Scrum, we strive for cross-functionality, a foundational element in teamwork. However, I experience people having different interpretations and misunderstandings of it. In this blog we’ll look into these.Lees meer
To fix your Scrum you need to fix your agreements.
In many organisations I see Scrum not producing its anticipated value. The concept of value varies across organisations. But there also is a universal anticipated value of Scrum. The Scrum Guide says about Scrum’s purpose: “A framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible […]Lees meer
“Take responsibility! It’s your responsibility, so take it!”
I’m not happy. I’m cheerful. There’s a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.— Beverly Sill Hi, my name is Irina Skrypnik and I would like to introduce the topic of responsibility for us to discuss and practice. When I […]Lees meer
Scrum Patterns talk by Cesario Ramos
At Agile Days Istanbul 2019, Cesario Ramos gave a talk and small workshop on Scrum Patterns. It is based on the upcoming book A Scrum Book which I co-authored.Lees meer
A Scrum Book: The Spirit of Scrum is released
After 9 years of hard work, we finally have the beta release of our book – A Scrum Book: The Spririt of the Game. Final publication will be in a few months, but the digital version is already available. In October Cesario Ramos & James Coplien will provide a special 2 day training about the […]Lees meer
Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?
The paper ‘Why Isn’t Your Current Approach to Scaling Agile Working?” written by Cesario Ramos co-authors with Kurt Bittner was recently published on InfoQ. Having trouble scaling your agility? You’re not alone; even organizations who have agile success in isolated pockets have trouble scaling that agility to the broader organization. The challenges express themselves in […]Lees meer
Why focus on Velocity inhibits Agility
In this article, I will discuss the dangerous dynamic that can arise when a Product Owner, Scrum Master, or the management of an organization focuses a Development Team on velocity. What does velocity refer to? The concept of velocity signifies: The speed at which a Development Team converts Product Backlog Items into a Product Increment […]Lees meer
Multi-team Backlog Refinement
In this little blog I share some tips for multi-team Product Backlog refinement. What is Product Backlog Refinement? Product Backlog Refinement (PBR) is an activity that Scrum Teams regularly do to clarify potential upcoming Product Backlog Items (PBI). In single team Scrum, typically the Scrum Team gets together for one or more workshops during a […]Lees meer
LeSS Conference New York Panel Discussion on InfoQ
LeSS Trainer panel discussion at the LeSS conference New York 2018, is publisched on InfoQ. The LeSS trainers answer various questions from the audiance, and ofcourse there is a joke from Craig, I got a chance to talk about Copy Paste Scaling too 🙂Lees meer
Defining Your Product for a LeSS Adoption
In this blog, I talk about how you could deal with the challenges of defining your product in a LeSS adoption. Why do you need to define your product? In a LeSS adoption, you need to have a product definition because your product definition determines what organisational elements (people; components; processes and systems) will be […]Lees meer