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How I ”Scrumed” Her Pregnancy

Recently, I was involved in a very exciting new project you might have heard about. I’m sure you will be interested… It all started when I was asked to manage the development of a new set of soft and hardware that was expected to be a useful complement to our …

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The Everyday Agilist asks “What about the Product Owner?”

While I would love to take credit for this question, it actually came from a client. After attending our Agile for Operations course to learn more about Agile practice in a Lean Operations environment, this is exactly what this client asked. It was an especially pertinent question considering we had …

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What about story points and Planning Poker?

The average velocity of a team is obtained by averaging the sum of user story points accumulated by the team at the end of each iteration (or cycle). But what do these points precisely represent? In Agility, there are two different types of points that it is important not to …

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Agile scaling

Have you ever attended a Scrum of Scrums? If you ever worked on a multi-team Scrum project, chances are that the answer is yes. In my case, Scrum of Scrums was a weird-looking daily scrum between Scrum Masters where everyone showed up with a list of things to discuss (usually …

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Black Gold and Agility

Scrum proposes an empirical approach to software development and invites us to focus first on delivered value instead of delivered quantity. Despite that, we notice that even after several years of practice, few teams succeed in actually applying this empirical approach. They stay well anchored in linear thinking that guides …

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Scrum turns 21 and it is not done yet

Special Collaboration Dave West, Product Owner of Dave West is the Product Owner at He is a frequent keynote speaker and is a widely published author of articles, along with his acclaimed book: Head First Object-Oriented Analysis and Design. He led the development of the Rational Unified Process …

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Why a Scrum Master?

Nowadays, Scrum is the most used Agile framework for the majority of organizations wanting to adopt an Agile approach. More and more, I find out that several aspects of Agility are poorly understood or even not at all. A little while ago, I wrote a blog post named Why Scrum? …

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Being Agile beyond Scrum

Like many of us, I started my Agile journey by looking at the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. With my team, we decided we’d try our hands at Scrum. The guide seemed quite clear, it made sense, and furthermore it seemed pretty lightweight compared to our usual project management methodologies. …

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Evolving as Scrum Master

When changing project, team, or even organization, there is always an adjustment period. What are the tools you may need during these transitions? To be successful as a Scrum Master, you must develop your own approach, your own way of doing things. Fortunately, in addition to a multitude of interesting …

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When should you let the team fail?

“From now on, we should only communicate by email so we won’t get disturbed unnecessarily and we’ll be able to focus on the code.” We’re in a sprint retrospective. This proposal comes from one of the Scrum team’s developers. It’s quickly applauded by other developers. Even the other members of …