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
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?
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.
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
This is story about two Scrum teams that need to go from New York to San Francisco in ten business days. Because they have ten business days to get there, both teams decide to drive a car. The car they are driving can only be driven eight hours a day, Monday through Friday.
Strong leaders don't need to issue COMMANDS - their teams just seem to know what to do without being told. Here's how to ABSOLUTELY make this happen for you.
A ScrumMaster is a coach and a mentor, an agent of change and a catalyst of momentum - a true leader. But have you taken your leadership skills to the edge?
Change usually creates conflict, but a good ScrumMaster knows what types of conflict to expect and is prepared to handle it with correct conflict responses.
Whether it’s conflicting personalities or just differing opinions, as a leader, you need to know how to deal with a difficult team member.
Creating a maximum outcome team is every ScrumMaster’s goal, but you must first understand how great teams form and what YOU need to do to create a great team.
With COVID-19 forcing us all to learn about working from home, we're re-publishing our list of "Jim's 10 Tips for Scrum Development Teams," UPDATED for 2020!