We hear quite a bit that Scrum teams "need" full time ScrumMasters, but rarely do we see teams that get them. Why? Several reasons, but the biggest one is usually money. Why should a company pay for someone to keep a team healthy?
The job of ScrumMaster is real. It can have a big impact on costs (as illustrated in The Case for a Full-time ScrumMaster and The Scrum Field Guide), saving the company money - period. But what does a ScrumMaster do all day to justify a full-time...
The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year is now shipping (link to Amazon)! Throughout the month of April I will be giving away a signed copy of the book to four readers of this blog.
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Addison Wesley informed me that theyve made a chapters available from my upcoming book, The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year. It includes the forwards by Jeff Sutherland and Jim Highsmith as well as Chapter 27, Documentation...
Looking for ways to use agile practices at home? This blog post was written in 2006 but it still applies today. I've since expanded it to my other kids (we had more).
I went to Sweden for Microsoft TechDays a couple weeks ago and right before I left I found out my sessions were at the end of the day on both days, which was fantastic! I thought to myself – should I change over to the local time zone, which was nine hours ahead of my home time zone of Pacific?
So you want to be a stage producer for the Agile conference? Great! This post is meant to give you a primer not only on how to get started but also on how to build a wonderful experience for the attendees. Part 4 of 4.
If you wanted to know more about the Agile conference submission process, read this. Part 3 of 4.
I've been working on the Agile Alliance "Agile" conferences since 2006 and am/was the conference chair for Agile 2012. Want some insight on how things work behind the scenes? Read on. Part 2 of 4.
My story from working as a stage producer on the Agile Alliance "agile" conferences over the last several years. Part 1 of 4.