Typical question I get is this: is it okay to put tasks on stories? Answer: yes … caveat: just so to understand the story better.
Let’s start with this statement: ‘There is no place for hands-off management in scrum’. To stay on top of the project and make decisions, Management
‘A danger foreseen is half-avoided’ — Cheyenne proverb One of the best characteristics of a product manager and product owner is the ability to ‘look
We have a fig tree at home. It is rooted / grounded very well… got a lot of branches and leaves… it is healthy… and
If your objective is to buy a million-dollar house (or a house price that is a ‘stretch’ for you)…then the house is the object… but
A team must be willing to commit to a goal, say an iteration goal. Commitment is one of the five core values of Scrum. Scrum
If you are one of those who need to wrestle working systems from the complexity of emerging requirements and unstable technology, then yes, Scrum is
If you are still using a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), then you still have the waterfall mindset: task driven. Lean Agile mindset, however, is Value
Basically, a Value Stream shows the sequence of work … the sequence of steps used to deliver value to the customer — from start to
‘Man has role and responsibility, not power’ — Tuscarora proverb Add this to your Lean Agile mindset!
‘Conversation’ is a very important aspect of Agile. A quote caught my attention regarding ‘Conversation.’ ‘Conversation was never begun at once, or in a hurried
‘He who would do great things should not attempt them all alone’ — Seneca proverb Product Managers, don’t do things alone; don’t do things in
Lean Portfolio Management ((LPM) is out … its general availability to the public was in fact July 8th. This course, Lean Portfolio Management ((LPM), aligns
As we develop the software , we will run into issues … we add these issues to our ‘to do list’…preferably to the current sprint
Together, with Diana (she, being the voice of the customer), we all create a prioritized ‘feature list’ — in Scrum, we call this the Product
Three decades ago, when I was a young programmer/analyst, I, together with two other programmers, worked closely with a person who represented the business. Let’s
A long time ago, software project development (and management) was simple, natural and common sense. Let me go back to those times… and tell you
Extreme Programming (XP) enhances the quality of the software developed (e.g. TDD and BDD), and Scrum enhances the day-to-day management of the projects. One of
Scrum regularly inspects activities to see what is occurring and empirically adapts activities to produce desired and predictable outcomes.
Answer: the entire organization. The scrum master takes charge of the impediments, assuming responsibility for working with everyone in the organization to remove them; the
One of the many ways is by focusing on the importance of built-in quality. Here is why: an effective SAFe Scrum Master supports team rules
‘Put everybody in the company to work to accomplish the transformation. The transformation is everybody’s job!’
‘Institute a vigorous program of education and self-improvement… a continuous, relentless and never ending improvement.’
‘Remove barriers that rob each and every knowledge worker of his/her right to pride of workmanship. Right to produce quality goods and services he/she can
‘Eliminate quotas, management by objectives, by numerical goals. Substitute it with leadership’
‘Eliminate slogans, exhortations, and target for the workforce asking for zero defects and new levels of productivity. Such exhortations only create adversarial relationships… as the
‘Break down barriers between departments. Break down silos. People in research, design, sales and production must work as a team… to foresee problems of production
To everyone in the USA, happy 4th of July!!!
‘Drive out fear, so that everyone may work effectively. No one can put in his/her best performance unless he/she feels secure and safe…not afraid to
‘Adopt and institute leadership. The job of management is not supervision… it’s leadership.’