The Five Scrum Events

Perhaps THE most important element to Scrum and Agile is the enthusiasm for communication, openness and transparency. These factors underpin everything we do in our daily work using Agile and Scrum practices; they are why we value customer collaboration over contract negotiations and why we’re …

Sprint Review: Don’t Be Afraid To Invite The Customer

A Sprint Review is a great opportunity for all team members to take a step back and look at the product they built during the Sprint and gain feedback from other relevant stakeholders. First, let’s discuss the mechanics of a Sprint Review, namely where, when …

Sprint Retrospective: Looking Back To Move Forward

If the Sprint Review meeting was all about assessing your Increment (WHAT you made), the Sprint Retrospective is looking at HOW you made it, and what, you could do better moving forward. A Sprint Retrospective has a refreshingly positive motive behind it – to find …

How To Measure Performance Among Agile Teams

I’m always surprised when I hear that a company or IT department is not using any metrics to measure how well their Agile teams are performing. I can think of four things that are worth measuring right now – quality of build, quantity, precision (are …

Agile Software Testing: Incorporating Testing

I hope that before we go any further, we all agree that software testing of our development work is crucial. If you’re one of the head-stuck-in-the-sands people who believe testing is just a formality or an ‘add on’ – or even sometimes a nuisance – …

Are You Really Agile?

A lot of companies like to think that they are Agile when in reality all they’re doing is adding a few tweaks to their existing waterfall processes. Genuine agility is a fundamentally different manner of doing business. It takes financial commitment as well as patience; …

Professional Scrum Master course – London, UK. Nov 2014

A private Professional Scrum Master course for a valued client in London, UK in November 2014. Do you want to join us at an upcoming Professional Scrum Master course? Check my upcoming course dates and register now, or contact us to discuss your private training …

Professional Scrum Master course – Rome. Oct 2014

A public Professional Scrum Master course for a great group in Rome, Italy in October 2014. Do you want to join us at an upcoming Professional Scrum Master course? Check my upcoming course dates and register now, or contact us to discuss your private training …

Scaled Professional Scrum - The First Course Ever

Scaled Professional Scrum Course – The First One Ever

The first ever Scrum.org Scaled Professional Scrum course at the Scrum.org HQ in Boston, USA. Lot’s of Scrum.org PST’s and Ken Schwaber himself in attendance for a great few days and the start of something new and special. Do you want to join us at …