As a Scrum Master, as defined in the Scrum Guide, you are supposed to do different things. Of course, you must read carefully the Scrum Guide and deeply understand the framework. This is really a lot, more than many people do. But to be honest is not enough. According to the Guide you are, for … Continue reading Which is the next thing you will study as a Scrum Master?
I want to talk about this trend that lately extended writing articles claiming that Scrum is evil, destroys development teams, "kills agility" (Oh, my God) or even that encourages bad development practices. I will try to touch some of the points of several of the posts that have fallen into my hands lately. Some of … Continue reading Scrum haters: You can read the Scrum Guide for free
No one. End of the article.It is not a joke. I will explain a little more about why.It is common to hear that there are people doing Scrum in teams where it turns out that, after the Development Team estimates, the Scrum Master makes an assignment of the tasks. I did it when I started … Continue reading Who assigns the tasks in the Development Team?
Whatever brought you to the thousands of combination of circumstances you are currently living did actually put you within a team. A rich, even you don't see it now, the number of possibilities can open in front of you all just getting to know each other.They are, like any other, a unique combination of individuals … Continue reading Know the people behind the roles
Short term perspective, when we allow it to rule our approach to decision making is a very dangerous adviser.We act on the short term, of course, but need to be conscious also about our mid and long term goals. There is a very important margin between planning everything months in advance and running like headless … Continue reading The rush of others shouldn’t drive your actions
Today, I must say, I was in a very interesting and productive conversation.A Product Owner and a whole Development Team discussing about what is needed to be built now and removing, for the next Sprint, everything they both think is just accessory. In theory might sound obvious, in practice I can tell you it is … Continue reading Focus on what is needed to be built now
Today I got a call about a job offer. I will not mention neither the recruiting company nor the final client. This is not a shame post. And also not a post about the whole recruiting world, that would probably need more than a long post. In this case just a small reflection.They told me … Continue reading Recruiter: you will get what you ask for even if it is wrong