The Significance of Committing to Your Values

During moments of stress in the workplace our anxieties can rise and result in us behaving in ways we would prefer not to. Our normal, instinctual reactions are unlikely to be the best for ourselves or our organisations. I knew a manager who found that when something unexpected happened to them, they overreacted. This manager,… Read More

Three Amigos to Enhance Agility

Three Amigo sessions are a great way to get people together to talk about a ticket. The structure ensures that they are quick and have representatives of the groups interested in the ticket. The best time to use one of these sessions is when you have found something emergent before or during development. Welcoming change… Read More

Increasing Team Engagement in Retrospectives

I love retrospectives. They’re one of the easiest and most effective ways of directly implementing an agile principle. (At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behaviour accordingly.) Retrospectives should be something that the team looks forward to because they know that it means that during the next iteration… Read More

The Journey to Creating a Team Charter

Every now and then every ScrumMaster or Agile Coach meets a team that doesn’t show any of the Scrum values in their day to day interactions. This can be frustrating to the agilist, but to the team it can be psychologically harmful and have a severe impact upon their performance. Taking a lead from professional… Read More