Scrum Training

The Eyeglass Skit

December 23, 2009
By Michael

Agile coaches do not tell the team how to build software. Agile teams are self managing. Whenever anyone tells the team how to resolve an impediment, a little bit of the team’s soul dies. The Eyeglass Skit is a great way to communicate this important fact.
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Happy Scrum People at Intuit

December 22, 2009
By Michael
Happy Scrum People at Intuit

On December 17 and 18 I held a Scrum training course at Intuit in Waltham, MA. The Intuit folks quickly grokked the importance of understanding and implementing agile principles and values.  I found that extremely impressive. The end result was a group of twenty happy Scrum people.
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Agile Retrospective

November 16, 2009
By Michael

An excellent way to perform a retrospective is to ask the Five Whys: Ask why five times to understand the root cause of a problem. Here is an example: Problem: The server is slow. Why #1: Because it is running out of memory. Why #2: Because the code has a memory leak. Why #3: Because it was not tested...
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Introduction to Agile: Schedule and Agenda

September 15, 2009
By Michael

I believe that agile games are the best way to create the conditions for soul shifting personal and organizational transformation. All of my agile courses are centered around games. The agenda below shows the schedule of a typical one day Introduction to Agile course. The day features half a dozen games. ...
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