A bank I am coaching has a team using Scrum. They are focused on delivering security related features to protect the bank from external and internal threats. This non-software based Scrum team struggled for several Sprints on the idea of value. The specifically struggled with how to break up large pieces of work into small pieces of value. … More Fully Baked Cookies: A Scrum Success Story
An Engineer Joke: On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in the midst of the French Revolution the revolting citizens led a priest, a drunkard and an engineer to the guillotine. They ask the priest if he wants to face up or down when he meets his fate. The priest says he would like to face up … More Professional Sprint Reviews
One look at this linked image and you immediately think of unhappiness, but look closer….does it represent unhappiness or one really unhappy individual drawing focus away from a very happy group. Has that ever happened to you before? A team I was working with predictably came to this same conclusion, which reinforced my assumptions. We … More What is the mood of this room?