One of my favorite things about being and Agile coach is connecting with the Agile community through conferences, meet-ups, and other networks. Because of these connections I get to interact with Agilists all over the world. Over the past few months I've noticed a concerning trend coming from the Scrum Master community. They are telling… Continue reading Is More Really Better?
At an open space event the other day a group of people were pondering the topic "Getting people to be engaged during meetings." Inevitably the conversation turned to retrospectives. People described how some teams complained about being forced to have retrospectives and how others went without complaint but didn't really participate. Some of the frustrations… Continue reading The Art of Creating Space for Growth in the Retrospective
This is the glass door I ran into on my first morning in a new office. Five minutes after I arrived. And I had to laugh at myself! "Way to go brainiac. Good thing no one was watching that one." Then I giggled. Messing up, making mistakes, looking stupid in front of others - these… Continue reading Sometimes you just need to laugh …
Earlier this week I met with a group of coaches of various experience levels from different backgrounds to talk about coaching teams. We discussed together our successes and failures in attempts to learn from one another. What follows is a list of the results of what we discovered together. Create an environment where it is… Continue reading Coaching Teams Tips from the Trenches
How can I keep the daily scrum from becoming a daily status meeting? But if we are all answering three questions then who is supposed to be asking the questions? If we are gathering to give our updates on these three questions every day on what we are doing then that sounds like a status… Continue reading This Shouldn’t Be a Status Meeting … Improving the Daily Scrum