Every day we rely upon our habits over actively making decisions, and on the whole for very good reasons. From an evolutionary perspective the cost of a decision is high; spending the energy and time to make countless decisions every a day is impractical. Like lots of our instincts that have been great for survival… Read More
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
We tried to cancel a sprint for a release, but were told that failing was unacceptable. We failed the sprint, and the release.
Since my career delivered me to the world of agile, I have mainly worked with organisations that were in the process of an agile transformation. This is a very different environment to any other. When an organisation makes any kind of large scale cultural change it is almost inevitable that it will face problems from… Read More
This is another post resulting from my recent review of the notes I made when taking my CSM course. I love a good mnemonic. There are plenty of words that I can only spell by remembering some strange sentence. I especially like it when a mnemonic relates to the data that one’s trying to remember,… Read More
I’ve just come across my CSM notes and thought that it was about time I wrote them up so I could dispose of the paper copies. I couldn’t think of a better place to start than with the five values of Scrum.