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08
DEC
2017

Webinar: How to Prioritize a Backlog

The Product Backlog: It’s that ordered list of everything known to be needed in the product.  Ordering means prioritization, and the Scrum Alliance ® Collaboration at Scale webinar series will be hosting Carlton Nettleton, CST® and president of Look Forward Consulting, and Luke...
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...
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,...
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...
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...
14
NOV
2016

Unlock Your Path to Success with Powerful Questions at Scrum Gathering® Portugal

Nov 14th, 2016 San Diego, CA – 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?  In the preceding example, one the questions was weak while the other was much more powerful.  Learn how to...
03
NOV
2016

What are the most common mistakes or misconceptions when organizations start Scrum?

Here are the three most common mistakes (in no particular order) that I see with my clients who are struggling to implement and sustain long-term Agile adoption. Weak Product Owners – without a Product Owner (PO), Scrum does not work.  Thankfully, most of my clients have...
19
JUL
2016

Four Essential Skills to Master for Test-Driven Development

Test-Driven Development (TDD) is a fundamental programming skill in short supply today.  TDD is a powerful design technique that improves the quality and reliability of software as unit tests are automated and run more frequently.  One of the key concepts behind TDD is that the...
09
JUN
2016

How to Run a Coding Dojo

At Agile Portugal, I heard Emily Bache (@emilybache) give an inspiring keynote address on the importance of coding dojos to advance the art of programmers and testers.  Emily, much like myself, is a strong proponent of test-driven development (TDD), but recognizes that while TDD...