The Scrum framework has five values: commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect -- but, like many organizational values, Scrum values are frequently written off as an interesting side note in the executive summary of Scrum, but are rarely understood or properly used. In my nearly 20 years of coaching teams and organizations, most failures
Making agile development work for your company can seem daunting, but if you focus on the four keys of focus, quality, effectiveness, and continuous learning, you'll be well on your way to success. In this blog post, we'll explore what each of these keys means for your business and how you can implement them.
What's a Sprint Demo? It's typically a sure sign that your organization has no idea how to do a Sprint Review! I'll explain in this edition of #AskArtisan.
Scrum Team members CAN be part-time, but this week’s #AskArtisan video shares insight on helping them maximize their time, and pitfalls to look out for.
I'm often asked about the ideal number of people on one Scrum Team, but maybe a better question is why and how any number becomes too many?
Many Scrum Teams ask how to plan for support work in a Sprint. Can you plan the unplanned? There's no simple answer, but there IS an answer!
Can you have more than one Sprint Goal in a single Sprint? I actually recommend it! In this video, I'll explain how it can improve Scrum team productivity.
I'm often asked about Scrum goals; specifically Sprint Goals, Product Goals, and how they relate to each other. In this video, I'll tie them together for you.
Ever been out shopping only to get home and realized you didn't actually get what you needed? This is what happens to Scrum teams without a Sprint Goal!
The 2020 Scrum Guide introduced a new concept called the Product Goal, and many are still confused about the purpose and function of Product Goals.
When you set up a Scrum team, what do you do with your QAers? In this video, I'll explain why they should definitely be part of the team.
One of the questions I get asked a lot has to do with when a Sprint ends… what happens with all the work that isn’t finished at the end of the Sprint?