As a leader of one or more teams, you may not see any purpose in holding team members accountable to agreed-upon values—but you’d be making a huge mistake.
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
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?
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.
Can multiple Scrum roles go to one person? Why or why not? Let's break it down to understand the pros and cons to having Scrum team members with multiple roles.
Measuring the performance of an employee is never easy to do. It’s made much more difficult when we have a hard time understanding exactly what a person is supposed to be doing. In this blog post, we’ll clear up all of your questions about Scrum Masters, their accountabilities, and how
A piece of advice I find myself always giving to Product Owners goes to the very heart of how empiricism (the basic workflow of a good Scrum team) is supposed to work. It makes all the difference in the world to effective product ownership.