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Golden-rules-for-an-agile-reporting-structure

Golden rules for an agile reporting structure


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by

For the majority of organizations adopting Scrum, they are moving from a traditional team-based model to a Scrum-based approach. Traditional team models vary for every organization, but normally have the following elements: A project manager responsible for ensuring the project delivers   A line manager who individuals in the team report to. That person d...


How-Agile-scrum-development-methodologies-work-in-the-Federal-space

How Agile scrum development methodologies work in the Federal space


Thursday, January 26, 2017 by

Agile scrum development methodology has become a hot topic in recent news. More and more companies seem to be adopting this approach because they find that it saves the client time and money. Mobomo, a D.C. based tech company, works with many clients in the Federal space. They were able to give App Developer Magazine more insight into Agile Scrum Methodology and the imp...


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The Problem With Sort Of Doing Agile Mobile Development


Friday, August 19, 2016 by

Agile development combines process, technology, and mindset in a deliberate way. If you neglect any one of those three pillars in mobile development, you’re setting yourself up to fail. “Sort of” Agile just won’t work.   Here’s why: Mobile users and desktop users have very different expectations. On desktop, if your website has low-p...


5-Reasons-Your-Daily-Scrum-is-Boring

5 Reasons Your Daily Scrum is Boring


Wednesday, August 10, 2016 by

When you ask someone “what’s Scrum?”, probably 9 times out of 10 they’ll start telling you about the Daily Scrum meeting.  Maybe they call it the “standup” or the “daily” or the “daily standup” but they’re talking about that meeting that you’re supposed to have every day if you’re doing Scrum.  Oh…and they almost invariably say that that meeting is “boring” or...


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Scrum.org Announces Significant Updates to Its Professional Scrum Master Assessment and Certification


Tuesday, August 2, 2016 by

Scrum.org has announced a restructuring of its Professional Scrum Master (PSM) assessment and certification products, as well as adding a new, additional level to the certification program. The purpose of these changes are to enhance the level of Scrum training and more clearly delineate certifications provided to Professional Scrum practitioners to demonstrate mor...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization---Part-3

How Do I Build an Agile Organization - Part 3


Thursday, July 28, 2016 by

Remember the angry development VP from Part 1? He had hired a certified Scrum Master and found him inadequate. This VP made the assumption that the CSM certification meant the person was qualified to help his organization. He found out it only meant the person was certified as having attended a Scrum Alliance scrum master class.In Part 2, I presented the steps...


About-Self-Organizing-Teams

About Self-Organizing Teams


Monday, April 11, 2016 by

A question from a budding Scrum Master, who is transitioning from a background as a traditional project manager:“In order to promote team bonding and self-organization, from now on I am going to try something new with the team. In the sprint planning meeting, instead of me breaking down the tasks for user stories between each team member, I am going to just identify tas...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization-Part-2

How Do I Build an Agile Organization Part 2


Tuesday, April 5, 2016 by

How can I find qualified Scrum help?  “The Professional Scrum Master® (PSM® I) Certification (learn more here) from Scrum.Org is one of the most valuable agile certifications in the market. The greater the depth and extent of knowledge needed to earn a certificate, the greater its value.  By this measure, the PSM assessments are significantly mo...


The-9-Smells-of-an-Organization

The 9 Smells of an Organization


Tuesday, March 15, 2016 by

A few months ago I first watched ”The Smell of the Place,” a speech by Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal. It's about corporate environments and the faults of management in creating a positive workplace. In organizations, it's all about the context. This has a huge impact on the behavior of employees. "Changing people's behavior is not about changing people, but chan...


How-Do-I-Build-an-Agile-Organization---Part-1

How Do I Build an Agile Organization - Part 1


Thursday, March 3, 2016 by

This is the first in a three article series on how to build an Agile organization. This first article discusses: “What is Scrum certification? Can you count on it as meaningful in selecting people?”- CIOs need to embrace Agile development as quickly as possible. Agile has the capability to transform IT-business relationships as well as have a positive effect on IT value...


The-Product-Owner-Role-When-Scaling-Scrum

The Product Owner Role When Scaling Scrum


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by

A Scrum team is made up of a Product Owner, development team and Scrum master. This model works incredibly well at the team level. But what happens to the Product Owner role when we scale up? Product Owner at the Single Team Level The Scrum guide is a model of precise and clarity. In only 17 pages (16 if you exclude the end note and acknowledgements) it descri...