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23
AUG
2010

Reading List (1st Half of 2010)

Wow!  I have read a LOT in the last six months!  I guess that is one of the advantages of being on the road for about six months. Understanding A3 Thinking – excellent description of how to use and create an A3: a Lean tool for executing Plan-Do-Check-Act (the Deming...
19
AUG
2010

You Can’t Phone It In

Being a ScrumMaster is much more than just showing up for the Scrum meetings and lobbing in a few facilitation techniques to keep things moving along.  Yet I think many project managers who are new to being ScrumMasters misunderstand what is required of them.  I feel they read...
13
AUG
2010

Best Links of the Week – August 13th 2010

Beat the summer heat with these engaging posts. Lean Software Experience Report – detailed discussion of how XP and Lean were combined for GlaxoSmithKlein IT projects to support new drug development. Making People Before Making Products – great article highlighting...
02
JUL
2010

Best Links of the Week – July 2nd 2010

New stuff to read and learn before the holiday The Zen of Scrum – Jurgen Appelo provides a 70-minute video overview of Scrum, roles and philosophy. The Difference Between Waterfall, Iterative Waterfall, Scrum & Lean (in pictures) – Visual representations of these...
25
JUN
2010

You’re Invited!! – An Agile Game

A colleague of mine, Deb Hartman Preuss (@deborahh), tweeted “I have a strange job: getting things to happen in other people’s minds, bodies, hearts. Kind of like the faith healer who doesn’t touch you.” and it struck a chord with me.  A lot of what I do as consultant...
18
JUN
2010

Best Links of the Week – June 18th 2010

Some new links to share and idea to learn. What Does an Agile Coach Do? – Considering an Agile\Scrum Pilot?  Don Gray talks about what you might expect from your new Agile Coach. Should the ScrumMaster Also Be a Member of the Team? – Clinton Keith provides his...
27
APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 27th 2010

More good links to share with others. Ouija Board Estimation\Seance Sizing – a new method for estimation that relies on team, not the undead. Is the Agile Community Being Unreasonable? – InfoQ takes a look at the friction between the PMBOK and Agile principles....
13
APR
2010

Best Links of the Week – Mar 13th 2010

Sorry for the long delay – I’ve been swamped.  Now back to the great links. Large-Scale Agile – Jim Shore talks about the seven factors to consider when trying to make Agile large. What is the One Thing You Can Do to be More Agile? – various vendors at the...
22
FEB
2010

Why do you care so much (about Scrum)?

I am really passionate about Scrum – I see the Scrum framework as a powerful means for organizational transformation and reconnecting alienated people to their work and their peers.  IMO, Scrum works because of its simplicity of roles and rituals and is transformative...
04
JAN
2010

Speaking @ Fullerton Code Camp – Jan 30 & 31

If you are looking to see me speak in person, be sure to come to the Fullerton Code Camp.  I will have three presentations on Agile. Experiencing Agile Through Games: Are you bored at work? Is your Agile team devoid of fun? It could be that you are following the mechanics of your...