Speed Boats: Beware of Speeding!

Imagine a project with hundreds of people, a lead time in months, few releases a year. You could compare these as large cruise boats or tankers navigating for few weeks in the immensity and emptiness of the oceans and seas and then stopping to ports very far away from each

Inspire your Scrum Team

As a Coach, Scrum Master for a Scrum Team it is sometimes difficult to find ways to inspire people and give them a goal to strive for. Most of Scrum Teams have been trained to use Scrum, they have people helping them to apply it but do they really understand

Scrum Values Retrospective

Either you are a Scrum Team Member or a coach the Values Retrospective can be very powerful. As you probably know at the end of each Sprint we run Retrospectives to inspect ourselves as a self-organized and cross functional scrum team. After few sprints if you don’t have the proper

My purpose as a Coach

In the past years I had the chance to support, train, teach and mentor many teams in adopting Scrum and agile practices. I have seen many organizations, departments, group of people with various point of views regarding agile. Most of the time people around are skeptical and doubtful about bringing

Why you should consider following a Product Owner training

This article is not for Product Owners as they must follow this training. I want to encourage Scrum Masters, business analysts, testers, developers to think about following this course. From PSM to PSPO My agile journey started with the PSM and PSD courses a few years ago. Then I became

Convincing People Series – Why does Scrum works?

Starting your agile journey with a Why question is a good start. Why does it works and what do you need to make it works ? Empiricism Scrum is an implementation of empirical process control and this simple fact tells a lot on how it can be successful. When you

Myth Busting – Will I save money implementing Scrum?

“I want my teams to become more agile in order to save money” is probably a sentence you will hear a lot from financial directors and executives. Is this really a myth? Where Lean is not really what we should be looking for This myth is often related to a

The endless talk about quality in Agile Teams

What quality means for Developers (please read Testers, Analysts, Dev, Ops…) in an Agile team is definitely an endless talk. I could write tons of lines about it but I can also tell you that having the discussion is an excellent start. Too many teams┬árely only on the process and

Be better : Train your brain and have fun coding

Feel bored working on legacy code? Spending your day working on old frameworks and codebase? Implementing functionalities that are not asking more than 2% of your brain? No challenges in what you are doing? Ok I’ve got you covered. The web is full of fun ways of practicing and reactivating

Convincing People Series – Agility is everywhere let me show you

When you start working on agile projects you realize the most difficult part of the job is to convince people. You are basically swimming against the tide on a daily basis. Exhausting. But if you don’t have the right answers to their questions it makes things even worse. So let’s

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