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Velocity, a measure that is false!

After 9 months acting as Scrum Master in his team, my client tells me: “I don’t see any improvement in my team. Our average velocity has not changed for several months. What are you going to do?” My answer: “Nothing!” His remark allowed us to have a conversation about velocity. What …

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Mob programming: the more developers there are…

You are certainly familiar with pair programming. This development practice advocated by Extreme Programming involves the collaboration of two developers to achieve the same task on the same workstation. In turn, one is the driver, writing the code, the other, the navigator that guides his colleague and reviews the lines …

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Two essential skills for the Scrum Master: listening and keeping silent

If it is true that Scum Masters must know how to be heard, sometimes high and loud, in order to protect their teams, then they must also learn to be quiet and above all to listen. In many teams and organizations, individuals talk, but they don’t listen to one another. Each …

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Sprints instead of marathons!

I’m convinced that iterations are like jokes: the shortest are simply the best… Over the years, I had time to notice it. Therefore, in this blog post, we will explore together certain items that prove the relevance of sticking to realistic, short-term, and high-value objectives in order to produce deliverable …

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Agile transformationScrum

Playing a game to (re)discover Scrum

Four years ago, I discovered Scrum as a developer. In fact, I was pitchforked into a team that had to begin to work with the Scrum framework. It always causes quite a stir when learning a new development framework. And, I must admit, we are not necessarily enthusiastic about it, …

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5 strategies to better manage application support provided by a Scrum team

In an ideal world, a Scrum team should be dedicated and exposed as little as possible to external disturbances. But in most cases, teams must focus on developing new software and support earlier versions of the software application in production. In fact, support requests can disrupt the sprint. Depending on …

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14 tips to have successful meetings with your distributed team

It’s well known, Agile approaches favor face-to-face conversations and collocated teams.However, depending on projects and clients, it is not always possible. Sometimes, team members are located in different places, have different cultures, and speak different languages. We do not always understand one another when in the same office; imagine when …

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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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