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Scrum without a Master

Scrum without a Master

“It’s not hard to be a Scrum Master. You just schedule some meetings in a calendar, send some invites, book some rooms, and create some reports. Most of them you don’t even create, Jira is doing that for you, so what’s the big idea with this role?”

Agile and OKRs: value-driven organization

Agile and OKRs: value-driven organization

Setting OKRs for the whole company boosts the value that you deliver to your customer and removes the handbrake of your Agile Delivery. Having a healthy OKRs organization is complementary to the Agile Delivery that you have in place, it’s not redundant. 

The road to Lean HR

The road to Lean HR

One example of Value Stream is “Recruiting for new employees”. The trigger is clear, there is a need for a “Java Developer”. The end of the Value Stream is “java developer available”.

Scrum of Scrums Coaching Experience

Scrum of Scrums Coaching Experience

I see Scrum of Scrums as a “Daily” for a System of Teams that delivers a Solution.

Following the Daily approach, Scrum of Scrum should have a similar objective. So, check the progress towards the Goal and identify any impediments that might stop us from reaching it.

Release Planning in Agile Environment

Release Planning in Agile Environment

When a Stakeholder ask the question “Hey, when do you think it’s gonna be ready?” you cannot answer with “don’t know man, it’s gonna be ready when it’s gonna be ready…”

Dear data, please don’t get me wrong

Dear data, please don’t get me wrong

What’s your vision? Which are your business hypotheses? How would you validate them? – These are the questions that I’ve been addressing a lot lately to the teams I’m working with as an Agile Coach.

This is not meant to be only a theoretical article, but a guide for all the agile minds who seek a source of inspiration for their products.

7 characteristics of effective digital nomads

7 characteristics of effective digital nomads

Working remote is not easy. It brings overhead in order to ensure that the same benefits you have from a collocated team are also there when people don’t sit together. The first step in succeeding in this type of venture is to find someone that is fit for the challenge.