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16
JUL
2010

Best Links of the Week – July 16th 2010

Passing on some good summer reading. Core of Agile and Scrum – essential principles of Agile and Scrum that transcend the software development. Three Legs to an Agile Transition – George Dinwiddie looks at how teamwork, visible progress and continuous improvement are...
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...
09
APR
2010

8 Great PDU on May 13th @ 7th Annual PMI San Diego Conference!

Are you looking to have some fun and do something hands-on & different during the conference? Want to learn about teamwork and motivation? Then sign-up for my one-day seminar – Leaping to Success with High Performing Teams – at the 7th Annual PMI San Diego...
23
MAR
2010

Are Microteams Valuable?

I recently encountered what I call a Scrum microteam – just two Team members, a Product Owner and a ScrumMaster.  Out-of-the-book Scrum provides guidance that Teams should be 6±2 people, not including the ScrumMaster and Product Owner.  I have been intrigued by such a small...
09
FEB
2010

Best Links of the Week – Feb 9th 2010

Excellent links for everyone to share. Pollyanna Pixton on Agile Leadership – a 30-minute video talking about the factors corporate leaders can influence which support Agile teams. How I Learned to Program Manage an Agile Team After 6 Years of Waterfall – Sara Ford...
12
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – Jan 12th 2010

Here are some links to the best of the blogs since the beginning of the year. The Role of Leaders on a Self-Organizing Team – Mike Cohn talks about the important role management continues to play on Scrum teams. Agile Scales, Waterfall Doesn’t – or s...
05
JAN
2010

Best Links of the Week – New Year Edition

New Year links, a little late, but ready for your review. Defense Procurement Goes Agile – a summary from the Agile Process Leadership Network’s (APLN) October 2009  meeting describing how the DoD is moving away from waterfall to an iterative, incremental processes....
25
DEC
2009

Best Links of the Week – Christmas 2009

A bag full of Christmas links. Grooming the Product Backlog – Laura Brandenburg talks about the role of requirements management through the Scrum Product Backlog. Make the Product Backlog DEEP – more on good practices for maintaining the Product Backlog from Mike...
18
DEC
2009

Best Links of the Week – Dec 18th 2009

Here are links to the best of the blogs for the week of Dec 18th 2009. A ScrumMaster’s Checklist – a comprehensive checklist from Michael James offering four areas a ScrumMaster should pay attention when coaching: the Team, the Product Owner, the organization and the...
11
DEC
2009

Best Links of the Week – Dec 11th 2009

Here are links to the best of the blogs for the week of Dec 11th 2009. Agile Project Management (Part 1 of 2) – short article from Agile Journal looking to bridge common Agile vocabulary with PMI practices and concepts. “Ideal” Team Size and Ratio...