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10
NOV
2015

Just Be Honest: My First Ten Years of Scrum

Back in 2005, I had just finished working on my last XP team and about ready to begin work for a large defense contractor in San Diego (HUGE mistake!!).  I had some free time between jobs and noticed that Ken Schwaber would be in San Diego to teach one of the very early Certified...
13
OCT
2015

A Visual Control for the Masses – A Task Board

One of the greatest challenges to trust, collaboration and self-organization in the workplace is visibility.  This is because most of software development is intellectual work without physical representation.  We take complex ideas on what a software product should do and express...
15
SEP
2015

Avoiding Decision Asteroids in Scrum

Ever have the experience that a decision made at one meeting later gets undone by decision made at a different meeting?  Or perhaps you have sat through a real long meeting to discuss an important issue only to find out the real decision was made later in the week by a different...
13
AUG
2015

First Scrum Day Chile a Massive Success

August 13th 2015  Santiago, Chile – over 140 people packed the house on Aug 8th to support the first ever Scrum Day Chile organized by Erich Bühler.  Representing a diverse collection of international speakers, Scrum Day Chile provided five thought provoking presentations...
10
AUG
2015

Play with Story Cubes & Write Better User Stories at Agile San Diego

August 10th 2015 San Diego, CA – great news for people who want more from their user stories and cannot attend the Scrum Gathering Prague!  On September 3rd, Carlton Nettleton will be previewing his Prague session for the members of Agile San Diego.  In this short,...
22
JUL
2015

High Quality Videos from the Cutting Edge of Scrum and Agile

A few months back, I had the pleasure to sit down for a short video interview while attending the Scrum Gathering Phoenix.  In this video, I talked about one of my favorite tools, Story Cubes, with one of the nicest people from SolutionsIQ, Alan Dayley (@AlanDayley).  The whole...
16
JUL
2015

Escape from Waterfall Island (Part 2 of 2)

“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” With that classic throw back to the 1980’s, let’s wrap up our conversation on what are the key question to raise when being asked to dispatch help to Waterfall Island.  This entry is a continuation of an...
07
JUL
2015

Escape from Waterfall Island (Part 1 of 2)

“Mayday!  Mayday!  We are stuck on Waterfall Island!  Please send help immediately!”  If you received this alert, how might you respond to the citizens of Waterfall Island? At the Scrum Gathering in Phoenix, Peter Stevens from Switzerland offered this provocative list...
26
JUN
2015

Spanish Teaching Tour Scheduled for Chile & Spain

June 26th, 2015 San Diego, CA – Look Forward Consulting is hitting the road this summer with trips to South America and Europe!  Beginning in August, Carlton Nettleton will be offering Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes taught entirely in Spanish utilizing the bes...
16
JUN
2015

28 Ways to Stop Wasting Time (Part 2 of 2)

Let’s finish up our list of ways to improve the focus of your Team at work with twelve new ideas.  In this article I am going to concentrate on ideas that will enhance how the Team responds to emergent working and dealing with distractions.  For ideas on how to boost focus...