Someone Made Up ‘SDLC’ And Everyone Went Along With It

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Sometimes ‘Transparency’ Just Means Not Lying

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I am a Professional Kanban Trainer with ProKanban.org

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Continuous Deployment Is Now Table Stakes

Dear software development manager, Excellent software teams can deploy code multiple times per day. Deploying code multiple times per day…

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No Longer Tolerate ‘Blocked’ or ‘Waiting’ States

1 Month ago, I shared a thought at LinkedIn and the response was significant. It’s nice to see widespread agreement that this one, simple…

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Empowerment Retro

Foreword The following article was originally published in 2015 by my friend, colleague, and mentor,…

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Team Retrospective — “Feeding the Machine for Corporate Review Season”

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Certification Path for Solutions Architects

What Is a Solutions Architect (SA)? In my experience, Solutions Architect is a job title applied to one of these two roles: A developer…

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Certification Path for Scrum Masters

Great Scrum Masters have a well-developed interpersonal intelligence (an eye for team dynamics), excellent group-facilitation skills, broad…

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Certifications: “If I Were You…”

Considerations for Individuals — My Advice When people ask me about training and certification, the conversation often goes like this: “…

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Certification & Training Paths for Agile Practitioners

Context I’ll not hide my bias toward the Scrum.org and ProKanban.org certifications. Other organizations may provide similar courseware…

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“Can we use Scrum with ‘remote’ staff?”

A Common Question People Ask I keep hearing from Scrum trainers that Scrum is not for remote teams. Is there any truth to that? The…

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Defining Distributed, Remote, Co-located, and Dislocated Teams

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I am a Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org

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Looking for Work as a Scrum Master? Choose Wisely.

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Canada’s Phoenix Payroll Catastrophe

This is a story about one of Canada’s most amazing blunders. It's a story about a multi-billion dollar failed project. First, what is Scrum?…

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A Scrum Team Increases Their Velocity by Doing Less Work

A discussion is raging at LinkedIn about the Iron Triangle because the co-authors of Scrum say that “Scrum breaks the Iron Triangle…

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A Week in the Life of a Scrum Team

A Workshop Facilitation Guide The purposes of this activity are twofold: To illustrate a few of the many real challenges that Scrum Masters…

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A Lean Startup is Going to Eat Your Lunch

Warning: Your competitors are not the patient type. One of the most common pitfalls I see in companies trying to employ Agile practices is…

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