The First Question to Ask When Scaling Professional Scrum

Numerous innovative, high-growth organizations have just begun to explore Agile and others have seamlessly integrated Scrum into their operations. Regardless of where you currently stand in your transformational journey, the necessity to scale becomes evident as your...
Scaling Scientific And Professional Scrum With The Nexus Framework

Nexus Discovery Cheat-Sheet – Scaling Scientific And Professional Scrum With The Nexus Framework

10+ years of helping organizations scale Scrum from one team to 500+ teams has taught me one thing - most practitioners abandon the scientific principles and core values of Scrum in their pursuit of scaling Scrum. To many of these practitioners, Scaling Scrum is a...
Discovering The Scientific Purpose of Scrum Elements

Scrum Discovery Cheat Sheet – From a Superficial to Scientific Understanding of Scrum

10+ years of helping thousands of practitioners with implementation of Professional Scrum has taught me one thing - most practitioners have a very superficial understanding of Scrum. To most, Scrum is nothing more than "Daily Standup" and "Sprint Demo". 8+ years of...
Lessons From Michelangelo - How To Get Buy-In For Agile Training

Lessons From Michelangelo – How To Crack Tough Nuts & Get Buy-In For Scrum Training

Around 14  years ago, my Coach - Peggy Reed changed my life by sending me to Scrum Training. I fell in love with Scrum and chose to become a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer with the support of Ken Schwaber. Since then, I have trained thousands of students in...
The Scrum Master As A Ferocious Protector

The Scrum Master Is An FFFCDO For Developers!

Of late, I've been noticing an interpretation of the Scrum Master role - the Scrum Master as An FFFCDO for Developers - a Fierce, Ferocious, Fearsome Chief Defense Officer!. Anytime, anyone provides any feedback that might cause Developers any kind of discomfort, the...

SABOTAGILE PRINCIPLES

Principles behind the SabotAgile! Manifesto We follow these principles:Our highest priority is to have resources deliver on scope, on time, on budget. Rigorously control deviation from plan to prevent resources from wriggling out of commitments & to prevent...

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SABOTAGILE MANIFESTO

Manifesto for SabotAgile Software Development We are uncovering better ways of faking Agile Software development, defending the status quo, and advancing our careers. Through this work we have come to value: Defining rigorous processes with Milestones, Phase Gates,...

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(Why) Will Agile Work This Time…?

(Why) Will Agile Work This Time…?

BURNING QUESTION Last year, I was facilitating a workshop on Agile and began the conversation, as usual with introductions. I asked each attendee what was the most important burning question that brought them to the workshop. One of the attendees replied - "We have...

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CAN YOU HELP ME WRITE THIS STORY…?

CAN YOU HELP ME WRITE THIS STORY…?

It is my favorite time of the year - Fall, the season of thanks, reflection and resolutions. As we approach the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, I look back with thanks and appreciation at all this year has given to us. Among other things, I am thankful...

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