After many years of consulting large enterprises, building the right product I found, that there is one theme that keeps coming up again and again: Garbage in, garbage out. Those teams are trying to build the wrong thing righter, and the result is often disappointing. If the input of the team is crap, so will be the output. There are various reasons for that:PO not empoweredMost companies implementing Scrum just grab their existing development teams and transform them into Scrum teams. The old project manager (PM) is now the ProductSEE DETAILS
Do you want to pimp your retrospectives in 2017? Here are some quick and simple ideas to improve your them.1 – Bring foodIt is always a great idea to bring food to your retrospectives. It can be such simple things like some salt sticks or cookies. You will see: This simple trick will set a great tone for the rest of the retrospective. You can read more about it here.2 – Set a goal for the two monthMost retrospectives start on a clean greenfield without taking the results from the lastSEE DETAILS
In the normal case, every retrospective starts with gathering the data from the last sprint. Often enough it happens, that the team discusses the same topics again and again and it feels like not moving anywhere. But still, we insist on starting every retrospective from scratch.Instead, it could make sense to focus on one and only one topic for a predefined time frame and make this topic the central theme for the upcoming retrospectives. Just imagine, that the team has quality issues with their current product already for quite someSEE DETAILS
Here is the video of my talk at Agile By Example in Warsaw.
You are a manager and hate remote teamwork? Here are three ways to sabotage it:Put teams in time zone as far away from each other as possibleIf teams work in close time zones, they can use their working time to collaborate. But that is exactly, what you like to avoid. Therefore, make sure that the difference in time between all your teams is as big as possible. The best is to have a twelve-hour time difference so that one team is going to bed, while the other teams are startingSEE DETAILS