(Königssee, Germany) Facing an Agile transformation process, it is extremely important to bring together a team at the same level of “language” and knowledge about the Agile methodology.Continue reading “Bringing a team together during Agile Transformation”
We can explore those questions from different angles, but my simplified definition is: a team is a group of individuals moved by a common goal. Everything is better if, in the meantime we move together towards the goal, we share a positive energy and attitude in between the group.
Continue reading “What is a Team? What makes a Team?”
(Cabanas Beach, Portugal) A lot was written already in this blog about why we have more advantages adopting Agile methods. The truth is, once an organization decides for an Agile Transformation, adopting Agile methods and, particularly Scrum practice, to train and educate resources can be a terrifying challenge. Even with training, the roles will change. The background experience required for a Scrum Master or Product Owner role, for instance, is very different from what normally it comes with an experienced resource acting as project manager in waterfall methods since many years.
Continue reading “Why is so hard to educate a waterfall project manager to take a role in a Scrum Team?”
The Product Owner role for a software product in an industry where the core business is not IT is a business enabler, a business transformation agent and an innovation partner. Someone who his success depends on the success of the business he supports. Sometimes it reminds me a marriage, an alliance.
In this post I would like to share my thoughts about the required skill set we should look for, when hiring one. Continue reading “If you are out of software industries and you are planning to hire and IT Product Owner, you must read this post!”
Coming from my last post How abstract really are story points? I had the idea to share with you some websites where, completely free of charges, you get the necessary features to support your refinement meetings and estimation process.
Continue reading “Planning poker free of charges. Now you don’t have blockers to do your estimations”
(Antwerp, Belgium) -Today I’m writing from a typical Portuguese cafeteria 🙂 . The theme of the breakfast will be: values we can expect from a servant leader.
Mainly 4 values or attitudes:
- Coherence between words and actions
- Looking for continuous improvement
- Inspire to create the best version of ourselves
- Check over time and intelligent questions
Retrospective meetings are recurring meetings that will normally take place after the sprint review meeting. These are very important moments to make a team think about what can be improved. But sometime there are moments when the team is faced with some difficulties in dealing with problems.
Continue reading “Retrospective meeting – Simple techniques helping you to moderate the dialogue with the Team”