Category Archives: Coaching

Skinned Knees and Broken Bones

How do people learn? I know there’s an entire field of study about this but my own experience tells me people learn from experience. Fortunately or unfortunately, the most instructive form of experience is making mistakes. Or maybe mistakes just stick with us better? As … Continue reading

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The art of the small

First, my apologies for skipping more than an entire year. I knew it had been a while, but I hadn’t realized my last post was in December of 2014. My resolution for 2016 is to be more regular. Most developers … Continue reading

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More You May Be a Scrum-but

Herewith, the final installment of You May Be a Scrum-But.  Feel free to check out Part 1 and Part 2 before reading this post. If you have to run all decisions through management, you may be a Scrum-but. You won’t achieve hyper-velocity … Continue reading

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You May Be a Scrum-but

Continuing on with my abuse of Jeff Foxworthy’s classic formulation, here are a few more ways in which you might be missing the full value of Scrum.  You can see the first list in Part 1. If your developers keep … Continue reading

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Being vs. Doing

I’m going to thank Joe Little for introducing me to the term Scrum-but, although I don’t think it’s his.  This is an organization that is doing Scrum – but with some changes to the typical process.  I’m not talking about … Continue reading

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More than a buzzword

Recently I received a job opportunity in my inbox.  This particular opportunity was for a Project Manager/ScrumMaster.  This attempt to meld two distinct approaches signaled a warning that the rest of the job description amplified.  When printed, the list of … Continue reading

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