When Scrum Masters ask you how they are doing in their new role, rather than dumping down your opinions as an Agile Coach, you could take the path of self-management and share a self-assessment checklist with them.
Author: Sanjay Kumar
Power of Kanban Metrics
IT industry is slowly realizing that Kanban (Method) can be used for development projects too, and most teams report improved
Product Owner: Self-assessment Checklist
When Product Owners ask you how they are doing in their new role, rather than dumping down your opinions as an Agile Coach, you could take the path of self-management and share a self-assessment checklist with them.
10 Key Benefits of Agile
Adopting Agile for “higher ROI” is an optimistic goal that may not happen in short timeframe. While “faster ROI” sounds more realistic, it does not show the complete picture. Here are ten realistic and worthy goals for embracing Agile ways of working.
Running an Effective Daily-Standup
The popular 3-question Daily Scrum format is a good way to start a new team so they get into the habit of pulling work and being transparent with the team about their task status. But pretty soon, it gets too ritualistic and monotonous.
Scrum – Understanding Roles and Responsibilities
Soon after an organization commits to an Agile Transition using Scrum, the structural changes (R&R) often cause confusion that may linger on for months. Here is a comprehensive list of responsibilities expected from different Scrum Roles.
Is there a waterfall in your Sprint?
If only a few stories (20-30%) get done in first 7-8 days and the rest are done in last 2-3 days, there may be a waterfall in your Sprint – meaning the team is finishing work in a phased manner. Learn the symptoms, common causes and ways to fix it.
3 Challenges facing New Scrum Teams
Scrum is very simple to understand, but an effective implementation may take anywhere from 6 months to years depending several factors. Here are the three most common challenges new Scrum teams face and possible ways to fix them.
Agile Coach Interview Questions
You have been working hard to gain knowledge on Agile, have accumulated agile coaching experience, and are now looking for a change. No matter how impressive your resume looks, you still need to prove your substance in an interview . Are you ready?
What makes a great Scrum Master?
Good knowledge of Agile/Scrum is just a starting point. To be an effective Scrum Master, one must learn facilitation and coaching skills to ensure effective team collaboration leads to better team alignment rather than conflict or chaos.