Where are Agile and Scrum on the adoption curve? What about Kanban? XP? SAFe? Waterfall? This is what we recently asked attendees at the London Agile Discussion Group. What is the adoption curve? The Diffusion of Innovations, or adoption curve, seeks to explain how, why and at what rate new… Read More »Where is Agile on the adoption curve?
As per my previous post on SAFe, if you have multiple teams working on individual products with minimal dependencies, then I don’t think you should worry about scaling; multiple independent Scrum teams can work harmoniously alongside each other just fine. However, some organisations believe they need multiple teams working on… Read More »Nexus
In November 2017, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland presented their revisions to The Scrum Guide™. The recording of the webinar is available on Vimeo. It is just over 55 minutes long. Here is a summary of the major changes: 1) Uses of Scrum The new Guide now has an additional… Read More »Scrum Guide changes
We have noticed that interest in the Kanban Method has been growing steadily over the years. We have always resisted creating a Kanban-focused bootcamp because we feel that it is difficult to give a one-approach-fits-all summary of Kanban; we much prefer a tailor-made approach through coaching. However, some of our… Read More »New 1-day Kanban bootcamp
Chances are that you aced your CSM test (if you went on the 2-day course), but how well do you really know the Scrum Guide? I’m not talking about how well could you implement Scrum, just how well you know what is written on the 17 pages written by Ken Schwaber… Read More »Scrum Guide quiz
In February 2016, we launched our workshop game, Iterative Incremental Big Bang. Although our biggest market is the United Kingdom, over 60% of sales have been shipped elsewhere in the world (as far as Canada, Vietnam, New Zealand and Russia). Our friends at ScrumTrek in Russia liked the game so… Read More »Our game … in Russian
As a Scrum Master, it’s never easy to know what a job is really going to be like before you start, but we’ve been looking out for what we think are bad smells in job offers. Please feel free to tell us your own in the comments. Job title of… Read More »Scrum Master job descriptions
We often refer to the Retrospective as “the easiest meeting to run, but the hardest to do well.” So we decided to ask people what they thought made a good retrospective? What is a Retrospective? Before we get into the detail, let’s just clarify what we mean by a Retrospective.… Read More »What makes a great Retrospective?
Following on from last week’s ‘What is an entrepreneur?‘ post, I thought we’d look at how to act like a startup. If you remember, a team had asked me to help them think differently. They were stuck in a rut (building something that they weren’t sure was going to solve… Read More »How to work like a startup
As regulars will know, we have been discussing estimating and forecasting quite a lot over the last few years. There are some marvellous books out there but one thing we found absent was a straightforward, practical review of the various techniques used for estimation and forecasting. So, we decided to… Read More »NEW estimating and forecasting workshop