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29
NOV
2017

Want More Sad People At Work?

If the Team is not committed\bought in on using Scrum, will it work? No.  However, this is going to be true of any process you might adopt – Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming (XP) or traditional project management.  If the your team members are not truly curious to learn...
17
NOV
2017

2018 Conference Schedule

Conferences are a fun way to keep learning, give and receive new ideas, meet new people and catch up with old friends, and otherwise build the Agile and Scrum community.  It’s not too early to start planning for 2018, so I compiled a list of interesting conferences announced so...
14
NOV
2017

Business People Make Business Decisions . . .

Is the Product Owner part of the business or part of IT? Scrum works best when the Product Owner (PO) is someone from the business rather than IT.  When I think about the role of the PO, I envision an inspiring business leader with the responsibility to maximize the business...
13
NOV
2017

Carlton Nettleton to Speak on Powerful Questions at ScrumDay Malta

Valleta, Malta November 13, 2017 – Do you use questions to help people find their path? Or, how might questions spark a dialogue on what is really important from a team?  Of these two questions, one is weak, while the other is much more powerful.  Learn how to tell the...
04
NOV
2017

Look Forward and Innova1st To Sponsor Malta SCRUMDAY 2017

Valletta Malta, November 2017 – Look Forward Consulting and Innova1st Consulting are extremely pleased to announce their sponsorship of the very first ScrumDay Malta conference, to be held on December 1, 2017.  The conference will be held at the St. Martin’s Institute...
28
SEP
2017

IMPORTANT Certified Scrum Professional Application Deadline Announced by Scrum Alliance!!!

San Diego, CA & Lisbon, Portugal (Sept 28th, 2017) – for those of you working towards your Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification under the current Scrum Alliance program, the Scrum Alliance has recently announced a DEADLINE of December 31, 2017.  If you...
28
AUG
2017

How to manage documents? Should that be a new story?

Continuing with our discussion of documentation, I wanted to address how we actually build these documents within our Sprints (or iterations).  Remember our key Agile principles related to documentation: “working software is the primary measure of progress” and...
03
JUL
2017

How does the traditional functional and technical documentation work in Agile?

In Scrum and Agile, there is not much guidance given on functional and technical documentation.  The Agile Manifesto states that Agile teams value “working software over comprehensive documentation.”  That provides clear guidance on what is the focus of an Agile team,...
29
JUN
2017

Carlton Nettleton to Speak at Agile Connect Lisbon July Meeting

Lisbon, Portugal – Learn more about the role of the Product Owner in Scrum and how a Product Owner uses Innovation Games® to create market disruption.  In two weeks time, Carlton Nettleton President and Certified Scrum Trainer for Look Forward Consulting, will be speaking...
07
JUN
2017

Look Forward Sponsors Agile Open Spain 2017

Segovia Spain, June 2017 – Look Forward Consulting is happy to announce it is a sponsor of Agile Open Spain 2017, an Open Space conference to be held on June 23 and 24, 2017. The conference will be held at the Campus Maria Zambrano UVA in Segovia, Spain. As an Ope...