Adding a 4th Question to your Daily Scrum to Identify Risks
Jul 13, 2020
The fourth question in Scrum is used for helping identify early risks in new teams that may not surface through more traditional approaches.
4 Secrets to a Successful Daily Scrum
Dec 3, 2019
One of the most essential Scrum meetings is the daily scrum, also known as the daily standup. It is intended as a quick meeting to synchronize the efforts of the team members to ensure that every team member is aware of how the team as a whole is tracking towards its sprint goal. This post discusses 4 ways you can ensure that your daily scrums are productive.
Achieving Successful Scrum Team Dynamic
Oct 13, 2013
In the world of Scrum it’s fairly common for organizations to quickly jump into practicing the agile methodology and then become frustrated or disappointed when they don’t see significant immediate results.
The Case for a Full Time Scrum Master
May 15, 2012
We hear quite a bit that Scrum teams \“need\” full time Scrum Masters, 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?
Determining Sprint Length
Apr 14, 2012
There is no one-size-fits-all, magic bullet for determining a sprint length that works well for every team. Originally, Scrum called for one-month sprints, but nowadays many teams have been successful with two-week or even one-week sprints.
Combining or Mixing Roles in Scrum: A Recipe for Failure
Apr 1, 2011
We put a lot of emphasis on being Renaissance workers, able to step comfortably from one job role to the next. But, as I describe here, not all roles play nicely with each other, and trying to combine them may lead to disaster.
Adding the Fourth Question to the Daily Standup
Dec 5, 2010
On my first team in 2005, and teams ever since, I have noticed a trend in the Daily Scrum meeting where people will say things they think the other team members want to hear. I found this disturbing as you can imagine, and I found a solution to prevent it.