Yearly Archives: 2015

ScrumMaster Checklist

I came across a great resource for ScrumMasters by Michael James ( It is a comprehensive checklist for ScrumMasters; and might I say, also an awesome checklist for me to help guide ScrumMasters on my team be more effective, transform the entire organization as well as add a much higher degree of accountability for what…
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Team Velocity Doesn’t Really Matter

First thought? That is crazy talk! You probably heard from just about everyone you know that you want the best velocity and to maximize it as much as possible. But what if I told you that a team delivering 15 points with a good burn down on average might actually be better than 30 points…
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It looks good on a spreadsheet!

There is nothing like the day before a project. You have all your risks identified, you add your scope buffers based on previous metrics you have gathered, compensate for the whirlwind your team might be dealing with that affects capacity and everything else. Then the project starts. Software development is an epic obstacle course and…
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I’m all about the Start-up!

I ran across this picture on LinkedIn today. Man, how much I prefer the start up. You work so much harder and wear a great deal more hats, but at least your working towards something big, and with a close nit team, and which you had a major part in. Getting on the corporate treadmill…
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