October 2018

When Growing Gets Tough

2019-08-18T23:33:00+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. Handling Multiple Teams in Scrum Applying the principles of Scrum in a larger organization with multiple teams can be challenging. First, it’s simply bigger, and having more people involved makes things more [...]

Sprinting to Delivery

2019-08-18T23:33:07+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. That Is Waterfall, Not Scrum Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale. Working software is the primary measure [...]

September 2018

A Closer Look at the Numbers

2019-08-18T23:33:14+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. Speed Is Not Necessarily the Issue A common argument in favor of Scrum is that, once established, the process will produce numbers for business to use in calculations and planning. This is [...]

Keep Some Energy in Reserve

2019-08-18T23:33:21+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. What Is the Goal of a Scrum Sprint? A sprint consists of a number of stories that the team needs to complete, and each story has a number of points assigned to [...]

August 2018

In Scrum, Ownership Matters

2019-08-18T23:33:27+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. Moving from “Command and Control” to “Innovative Agile Management” “Ownership” describes how a knowledge worker needs to be part of the whole process and not just a specialist in a department. The [...]

July 2018

Team Communication

2019-07-16T12:16:02+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. Developing an increased level of trust with other teams can enable the harder things. —David J. Anderson, Kanban: Successful Evolutionary Change for Your Technology Business [Anderson, 2010, p. 1] In StarCraft, as in an organization, a big danger in [...]

Scouting the Market

2019-07-16T12:16:14+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. One significant element of the game StarCraft is using is a “fog of war.” As opposed to games like chess, where the whole situation is visible and you can act strategically, in StarCraft, you have [...]

June 2018

Automate Your Definition of Done

2019-08-18T23:33:37+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Scrum Your Jira: Your Waterfall Organization Transformed into Multidisciplinary Teams. You can get a copy here. Reduce Repetitive Work by Employing a Smart Workflow I am a fan of automatization. Because I am lazy. That is a good thing, because the human brain should not be used for [...]

To the Frontlines

2019-07-16T12:16:30+00:00Tags: |

This is an excerpt from the book Kanban Remastered: Agile Lessons from Strategy Games. You can get a copy here. The central idea of Kanban is flow optimization. While Agile methods like Scrum are focused on creating and maintaining a central multidisciplinary team, Kanban accepts a non-optimal situation: teams are not 100 percent dedicated to [...]