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What is the Difference between Agile, Kanban and Scrum in less than 5 minutes? | AgileLion

What is the Difference between Agile, Kanban and Scrum in less than 5 minutes? | AgileLion | Innovatus | Scoop.it
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Why Timeboxing Sucks For Your New Agile Teams

Why Timeboxing Sucks For Your New Agile Teams | Innovatus | Scoop.it
New agile teams may not care for timeboxing at all. The time box is not the problem, but rather timeboxing exposes problems that need solving.
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That’s Not A User Story, That’s An Epic! | All About Agile

That’s Not A User Story, That’s An Epic! | All About Agile | Innovatus | Scoop.it
When putting User Stories onto a Product Backlog (or feature list), you shouldn't feel compelled to break everything down until the features are nearing
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User Stories – Answers On A Postcard | All About Agile

User Stories – Answers On A Postcard | All About Agile | Innovatus | Scoop.it
If you're capturing user requirements using User Stories, write them on a postcard... (a blank one of course!). A User Story Card should ideally comprise 3
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Building your Sprint Backlog / Scrum Board

Building your Sprint Backlog / Scrum Board | Innovatus | Scoop.it
Hi :) Today a practical tip for building a Sprint Backlog aka Scrum Board. Why should we have a board? The board main function is to allow team to visualize remaining work (tracking) and facilitate...
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The Deliver Crap Project

Well... Unfortunately I recognize not even the symptoms but also the places and people the author talks about.

They exist all over the world in way too many countries. 

 

The question is: what are you willing to do about it?

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» Being a Servant Leader is HARSH – ScrumMasters Who Don’t Believe in Servant Leadership » Agile Scout

» Being a Servant Leader is HARSH – ScrumMasters Who Don’t Believe in Servant Leadership » Agile Scout | Innovatus | Scoop.it

This is very interesting, although maybe something else should be considered: scrum masters as servant leaders are people too. They also have frustrations. And when the organization is a monster that at some point in time blocks every bit of the path for them to keep believing in being servant leaders... or maybe made of people who do this blocking for whatever reason...

 

Well... depending on a huge amount of factors, people that used to be servant leaders may very well give in to frustration.

 

Should they have done something like maybe look for new jobs before this happened?

Sure, but they believed they could change the world, so they took second and maybe third or more chances to make the change.

 

It is not always black or white.

 

But I do agree with one thing: if the scrum master already starts doing his/her work not believing in being a servant leader, they might as well not start at all.

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Scrum But

I am still overwhelmed at the way people get addicted to evolve only along a continuous line. They think about stability and don't realize how unstable it is.

 

Someone I know got invited to become a product owner. This is nice, right? Well... I would say it depends. This person then tried to figure out what is a product owner in the mind of those requiring for such a job to be done.

And then the puzzling part came. Looked like they needed a scrum master. And then it looked like the job required a team leader. And somewhere in the middle it looked like the department needed a project manager.

Well... to keep a long story short, that company needed someone to be a team leader with a broadened view of the involved business, who was also able to do project management.

Why? Because the actual team leader is still too operational and the project manager is not as agile as he could be. Because they don't know better. Nor have the necessary space or opportunity to learn.  And... in my modest opinion: because their own manager does not have what is necessary to take the decision he should: do a real mindset change and get a product owner to do his job and a technical team leader to do his job and a scrum master to do his job. Instead of making the usual salad mix of people's tasks, roles and scopes of responsibility.

 

Now we could argue on whether this person lacks the knowledge, mindset, the courage or the actual ability to do such a transformation due to some other higher management pressures.

 

I'll leave it to your imagination. What happens is: these people keep "evolving" along a straight continuous line.

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Seven Options for Handling Interruptions in Scrum and Other Agile Methods – Agile Advice – Working With Agile Methods (Scrum, OpenAgile, Lean)

Seven Options for Handling Interruptions in Scrum and Other Agile Methods – Agile Advice – Working With Agile Methods (Scrum, OpenAgile, Lean) | Innovatus | Scoop.it

Well... I guess we are all clear on one thing: exposing our issues is painful.

So what? Isn't that the purpose? In order to elliminate them we have to prove they exist, visualize them, discuss the solution and implement it.

So, the pain should be transformed into something useful.

Now... the way we approach these issues can of course be a flexible one. That is one of the values to keep in mind as well, right?

In this particular case, here are some tips about how to deal with interruptions in a sprint. Find the one suitable for you or get an idea of a feasible solution to your case!

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Agile Blog: How to be an effective Product Owner ?

In essence: get proper knowledge at proper time for proper product needs :)

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ScrumMaster Daily Check List

I am not 100% in favor of checklists. Especially in this line of work. But... If it serves the purpose of helping some scrum masters become better professionals, and I know a few who could use it... So be it! Do what it takes :)
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A Designer in a Scrum world

I'm not sure I agree with having a single designer in a team. But they are hard to get, and it is much better to have one than none in an engineering world :)

Plus, also not sure I agree with having the design specifically done before implementing the feature. If clear interfaces are specified I believe this work can be paralellized. There seems to be no way for the rest of the team to contribute to this part of the customer value following the approach described in this article.

One thing that was also not so clear to me is whether this design includes prototyping of the UI and, therefore the UX.

 

Still, it is a very interesting approach from where to take cool ideas!

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Beyond Roles in Scrum

Beyond Roles in Scrum | Innovatus | Scoop.it
In this post we will explain how we can move to shared responsibility by focusing away from roles in Scrum. (This is a joint post with Michael Sahota) Build the Right thing. Build it Right. Build it Fast. ? Henrik Kniberg produced a kick-ass intro video on Agile and Scrum that we use a lot …
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AgileConnection | ScrumMaster: A Role or a Title?

AgileConnection | ScrumMaster: A Role or a Title? | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The ScrumMaster is the most controversial position in agile. Is a ScrumMaster a natural leader within the team or is the role a profession in itself?
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User Stories | All About Agile

User Stories | All About Agile | Innovatus | Scoop.it
User Stories are a simple way of capturing user requirements throughout a project - an alternative to writing lengthy requirements specifications all
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Self-organization and our belief that we are in charge

Self-organization and our belief that we are in charge | Innovatus | Scoop.it
The Scrum Master only has the authority to ensure that the Scrum Team follows the rules of Scrum. If not immediately compliant, then working toward compliance increasingly and consistently (for ins...
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Power to the People

I don't know whether I should laugh or cry.

 

Honestly, it is getting difficult. After yesterday's "Scrum but" episode, this friend of mine came to me telling that the manager actually asked for an official written definition of this new approach. He was then told that whatever is not scrum should be considered "Scrum but". But he insisted.

And so he was told: there is nothing in written, there is no such thing. If you want to do scrum, start by knowing what it is and read the scrum guide, it is made of 17 wonderful pages.

 

At this point my mouth is still open wide in shock, but then again I believe a new business opportunity has been found.

 

And today there was still more. The third episode I've been told after lunch, involved getting an organigram where these wonderful roles for the scrum-but approach have been defined. And my friend has full empowerment to make whatever changes are found necessary. Given that the manager keeps his definition. Which means: "don't change anything because I won't consider it, but please, feel at ease and provide your suggestions and improvements".

 

I like this man's definition of empowerment. Setup things for people, establish them as rules and then stay on top breathing on their necks controlling. Quite an interesting way of doing it. #irony

 

(oh, and I've been told that after hearing such an ironic sentence he still said he never de-authorized anyone, he just wants to be present at all times)

 

What can I say? (my mouth will stay open wide in shock for quite a while)

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Seven Ways to Make Testing Irrelevant on Your Team

Go for it.

Of course the message is ironic. This is about what you shouldn't do.

 

Try to figure whether you recognize some of the symptoms.

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Scrum Is A Major Management Discovery - Forbes

Scrum Is A Major Management Discovery - Forbes | Innovatus | Scoop.it

Scrum does work.

What fails is... people. Part of human nature.

 

As long as you keep learning I don't see failure as an issue.

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ScrumMasters and Agile Coaches: More than a Title

As I said in an earlier column, it’s not enough to slap the tile of Scrum Master or Agile Coach on a project manager, manager, or whatever other warm body happens by. It’s also not enough to look for the keywords “CSM” or “coach” on a resume.


Via Philippe Vallat, Papapetrou Patroklos
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