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The pool water is cold? What are you waiting for? Dive in!

As Scrum Masters, we sometimes encounter difficulties getting over our discomforts and paradigms. We may be afraid to act or to cause a tidal wave that may swipe someone’s morale and enthusiasm… Maybe sometimes we’re simply afraid of becoming afraid.  

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

We delivered! – Post 7 of 7  

It has been 6 sprints already! I am pleasantly surprised with our team’s dynamics and to see how collaboration is emerging from Agility. I feel the team’s will to deliver a high-quality product that fully satisfies our users. I noticed that they are more and more involved in the design …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Scrum and the organization – Post 6 of 7

It was too good to be true! After 4 sprints, we are maintaining our cruising speed and the team is still motivated in delivering value. On the other hand, it’s at the organizational level that it is difficult. It began with people disturbing the team. Project managers were coming to …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Trust in a Scrum team – Post 5 of 7

Cruising speed A second sprint completed. Here’s what has been different in this sprint: First of all, at the sprint planning, the team has broken down the product backlog items more finely. Then, they asked me all the right questions to understand the work to be done and capture the …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Too many things to do – Post 4 of 7

The real work begins! During sprint 1, many things occurred. At the beginning of the sprint, we held our first planning session. Gilles, our super coach, kept the time and facilitated the meeting. Thank God! Otherwise I think we would still be there! We used the Planning Poker® technique for the …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Agile transition—Ready or not, here I go – Post 3 of 7

This week, we started to organize ourselves, it did me some good. At the beginning of the week, it was chaos! The team needed to know everything. They wanted all the details that I couldn’t provide. I had the feeling of being completely disorganized. In addition, with the new approach, …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

First steps to implement Agility – Post 2 of 7

Here we go! I was introduced to my team: eight team-mates who come from the IT field. I’ve worked with such a team in the past. I remember how they were disconnected from the market and how they represented a big expense for the project. I hope this time it …

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Agile transformationMaria's diaryMaria, Paul, and SimonProduct Owner

Turning Agile, a surprising announcement – Post 1 of 7 –

Big news this week for the new project I’m working on! Senior management took the decision to carry out the online claims system redesign project with an Agile approach. In addition, I was appointed Product Owner on the project. I’ve heard of Agility a few times, but I do not …

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11 tips for maintaining a healthy backlog

Does my team need to do backlog grooming? What do I need to do to have effective backlog grooming sessions? To maintain a healthy backlog, it can be very useful to have grooming sessions. The idea here is to schedule a recurring meeting with the team to discuss the stories …

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How much do you adhere to Scrum? (aka presenting the Scrum Adherence Index)

Scrum is cool. Scrum gives us enough rules to implement something that is quite easy to understand to change the process of complex products development, to optimize predictability, and to reduce risks. We all know that and we love it, don’t we?

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