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06
SEP
2018

What is Coaching? (Cheat Sheet Provided)

Coaching is a distinct and powerful skill from the eight other essential skills of a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP).  Because coaching is an overloaded word in the English language, let me provide some guidance to describe what I mean when I am referring to coaching. For me,...
04
SEP
2018

Look Forward Sponsoring eXperience Agile 2018

September 2018, Lisbon, Portugal – Look Forward Consulting is extremely proud to announce it is a Gold Level Sponsor of the “eXperience Agile 2018” conference, to be held on October 1 and 2 in Lisbon, Portugal.  This year’s theme for the conference is “Improving Through...
27
MAR
2018

Look Forward Consulting to Sponsor Agile Portugal 2018

March 2018, Lisbon, Portugal – Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Agile Portugal 2018 conference, to be held on May 25, 2018, in Porto, Portugal.  Now in its ninth year, the conference is a slimmed down one-day international event focusing...
26
FEB
2018

Play with Story Cubes & Write Better User Stories at XP 2018 Porto

February 2018 Lisbon, PT – Great news for people who want more from their user stories and for people looking to have more fun at work with Serious Games.  Carlton Nettleton will be taking his insights, ideas and Story Cubes® to help Scrum practitioners, Product Owners and...
15
JAN
2018

Top Ten Blog Posts for 2017

Happy 2018!!!  It’s difficult to believe 2017 is already over!  Since I had a little free time, I looked back at 2017 to see which of my blog posts, out of all my blog posts, were the most popular last year.  here are the results: Fourteen Scrum Case Studies – this is...
11
JAN
2018

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at Agile Connect Porto on January 31st

Lisbon, Portugal (January 2018) – Carlton Nettleton, Certified Scrum Trainer® and President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at the Agile Connect Porto meet-up on January 31, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.  His interactive topic will be “Learning...
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...
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
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,...