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Challenges in Daily Stand-up Meetings

In general terms, the Daily Scrum is a short, everyday meeting, ideally held during the start of the workday. Each team member who works toward the completion of a given sprint must participate in this meeting.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Accountable Teams

If a team is to be empowered correctly, it must also be accountable. Otherwise, the empowerment is impotent and ineffective. Empowerment implies trusting that the work will be done. It also implies that the group is deserving of that trust. But how do we recognize the signs of a team that has taken ownership and become accountable? How do we know they are worthy of trust? Here are some simple signs.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Why So Many Companies Struggle with the Scrum Framework

According to the Scrum Guide, “Scrum is lightweight, simple to understand, difficult to master.”
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Empowering Correctly

Fundamental to the application of Agile and Lean is the empowerment of teams and individuals. Many want empowerment within their organization.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Scrum Guide Update November 2017

November 7th 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland released an update to the Scrum Guide. The Scrum Guide is the definitive definition of Scrum, authored by Ken and Jeff, the creators of Scrum.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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The Learning Organization

In his book The Fifth Discipline, Peter Senge proposes the idea of a learning organization as a firm that facilitates the learning of its associates and continuously transforms itself. The idea embodies itself in the zest to lead organizational change and to overcome learning “disabilities.”
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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What Makes an Agile Leader?

“What makes an Agile leader?” is the most frequently asked question in my leadership workshops. Although there is lots of research and data available on leadership, there is no clear information on what makes an Agile leader.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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Top Challenges to Agile Transformation

We have embarked on our journey to Agile transformation after getting buy-in from executives. However, it hasn’t been as smooth as we hoped it would be. In this article, I describe the major challenges we have encountered on our Agile journey and how we overcame them. One of the things that I want to highlight is that the challenges may be similar across organizations.
10:52am on Tuesday 26th December 2017
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A Systemic View on the Role of the Scrum Master

In this article, I suggest that you take a look at the role of a Scrum Master with a help of causal loop diagrams. They help to see a bigger picture of what is happening over time. Quite often, we observe the cause-and-effect relationships on a short-time horizon period, and do not notice when the links are spaced in time.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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Agile Transformation: Is It a Destination or a Journey?

The IT world is increasingly using Agile to deliver software. Naturally, we are seeing the various organizations that are developing their own versions of project management and implementation, many of them similar to or expansions of Agile. For example, there is the Oracle Application Implementation Methodology, the Siebel eRoadmap, and Project Management Professional. There are SAFe, LeSS, Spotify, and others.
10:52am on Monday 25th December 2017
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