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02
NOV
2018

Agile Retrospective Framework in 5 Steps

Did you know that every well-run Retrospective follows five steps?  In my experience, the best Retrospectives follow this outline first created by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby in their book, Agile Retrospectives.  Here is a summary of each stage. 1.     Set the Stage: setting...
27
SEP
2018

5 Steps to Better Scrum Team Agreements

Working Agreements are one of the core compacts that all good Agile teams need and use. For those of you unfamiliar with Working Agreements, they are nothing more than agreed upon protocols created by the team govern their interactions and clarify expectations. They are different...
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,...
03
MAR
2018

Why Can’t a Developer be the Product Owner?

The Product Owner on my team is also a developer on the team. Do you have any advice on using Scrum in such a scenario? SHORT ANSWER:  Yeah – stop doing it! LONG ANSWER:  In a healthy Scrum Team, each person fills only one Scrum role at a time.  Having someone be both a...
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...
10
JAN
2018

Certified Scrum Product Owner® Training Comes to Chile

Santiago, Chile (January 2018) – Look Forward Consulting, Inc. and Kleer are partnering to bring Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) Carlton Nettleton to Chile this coming February.  Carlton will teach a Certified Scrum Product Owner® class in Santiago, Chile, on...
03
JAN
2018

6 Signs You Might Have the Wrong Product Owner!

  How do you cope with the weak Product Owner?   You don’t – find a new Product Owner (PO) or stop using Scrum.  Scrum is based on the idea that an empowered, knowledgable business leader is setting direction for the product (or service) under development. ...
02
JAN
2018

Certified Scrum Training Comes to Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador (December 2017) – Look Forward Consulting, Inc. and Jaguar Agile Coaching are partnering to bring Scrum Alliance® Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) Carlton Nettleton to Ecuador this coming February.  Carlton will teach a Certified ScrumMaster® course in...
02
JAN
2018

Cursos de Scrum Certificado van a Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador (Diciembre 2017) – Look Forward Consulting, Inc y Jaguar Agile Coaching estamos trabajando juntos para organizar una visita por Carlton Nettleton, Scrum Alliance® Instructor Certificado de Scrum (Certified Scrum Trainer® CST), a Ecuador en febrero.  Carlton...