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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...
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,...
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...
10
MAY
2017

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not) Meetup

San Diego, CA – Carlton Nettleton, President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at San Diego Product Managers (Agile or Not), on May 15th, at 6:00PM.  His interactive topic will be “Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product...
08
MAY
2017

Look Forward Consulting to Sponsor Agile Portugal 2017

Look Forward Consulting is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the Agile Portugal 2017 conference, to be held on June 2 and 3, 2017.  Now in its eighth year, the conference is a two-day international event focusing on Agile software development and its practices, technologies,...
29
APR
2017

What books do you recommend reading on scaling Scrum and Agile?

     When scaling Scrum and Agile, many software organizations experience the common struggle to coordinate and prioritize the work of multiple teams working together, aka dependency management.  Many factors contribute to the complexity of identifying, tracking, managing and...
06
MAR
2017

What is the best way to motivate Team members?

Stop doing things that demotivate people! Seriously…there are a lot of silly things that people are expected to endure in big companies that are severely demotivating. Almost all of Peopleware is spent identifying how common practices in software management demotivates...