Facilitation for ScrumMasters

A Scrum Master is an ideal facilitator – she is neutral, has no “position” of her own and is there to help the team reach their goals. Unfortunately, tools and techniques of facilitation are not taught in any Scrum Master course. Some Scrum Masters asked for some tips, so I thought I would put together …

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Standardization of Agile – Boon and Bane

Standardization is a word that can evoke different feelings in people, depending on the context used. Here are 2 quotes that seemingly contradict each other: Civilizations in decline are consistently characterized by a tendency towards standardization and uniformity.” – Arnold Toynbee and International Standards give state of the art specifications for products, services and good …

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Random Observations – Scrum Mechanics

In Enterprise organizations transitioning to Scrum, there are many occasions where people make statements like “We don’t need no stinking Daily Standups. Spirit of Scrum is about being agile, communicating frequently etc”   All good and agreed. It is the next stage in becoming agile. However, for many teams starting out, it important to understand …

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