Changing is slow: patience

In an agile transformation process you start seeing changes pretty fast. You change the structure, the game rules, the roles ... and if you are a little careful, things start to go visibly better. This is the part where the most superficial changes, start happening and being visible very fast. But…

Agile is not just about rules

I saw that Tweet from Uncle Bob that resonates with something I have been thinking about and have interiorized. Agile is not simply a mindset. Agile is a set of values, principles, and disciplines that define and support that mindset. Trying to separate the mindset from the values, principles, and…

Don't look for standards in Scrum Teams

A Scrum Team is a team of people who share some roles, guidelines that explain how to work with the framework and are explained in the Scrum Guide, values, a series of events ... everything obvious by now, right?What if now we compare them to another Scrum Team? What should…

Four agile points to review beyond frameworks

For those of us who work on improving the agility in our companies, we do not limit ourselves to frameworks implementation. Some people think that a Scrum Master work, for example, is just to be sure that the development team has all of the Scrum Events. This is not even…

We overestimate the epic

This Christmas, in a long discussion after having lunch with a friend, I said:Do you know something that frustrates me sometimes? Realize that I am a person who has never lived pursuing a dream.She gave me an interesting quarrel but, most importantly, the things that we commented from…