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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...
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...
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...