Category Archives: training

A new game

Although we don’t favour revolutionary changes, most of us first experience agile through a radical and wholesale transformation to Scrum. Along with all the changes to roles, meetings and working approach, we find ourselves bombarded with new terminology. Two terms that seem to confuse many newbies (and not-so-newbies) are incremental and iterative. I discuss the… Read More »

Advice for newbies

Question 1: If someone with no agile knowledge asked you where to start in learning about agile (in order to get a job in our industry), what one recommendation would you give them? Question 2: If someone with a basic knowledge and some experience of agile asked you how to improve their knowledge and/or experience,… Read More »

Why I won’t help Bob

What trait do you despise the most? A poll on ranker.com puts the worst characteristics as selfishness, arrogance, meanness, self-centredness and dishonesty. My vote goes to laziness (which was 33rd in the ranker list). Over the last few years I’ve met lots of people who have made an effort to improve themselves: attending workshops at a… Read More »

G.R.O.W as a Coach

In my last post, Coaching v Mentoring, I talked about how, in my opinion, a Coach is someone who helps people “identify and achieve their goals” and that a coach should do this through questioning rather than “the coach influencing or giving their own opinion on the subject”. Surely, this is easier said than done?… Read More »

Help is coming!

“I went back to the office after completing the 2-day Certified ScrumMaster course. People expected me to have answers and solutions, but nobody was offering me any support. I felt lost and alone.”   Heard that before? Yes, we had too. So a group of us at a Scrum retreat in June 2014 decided to… Read More »