Author Archives: Ebenezer

About Ebenezer

culture hack. contrarian. change artiste. speaker. writer. silo-connector. entrepreneur. totally human. ff at your own risk. :-)

Should A Scrum Master Have A Goal To Make Themselves Unneeded?

It has become quite common to come across articles or posts that state that the goal of a Scrum Master should be to make themselves unneeded or as a colleague recently put it, “put him or herself out of a job”. … Continue reading

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Modern or modern Agile?

I’m a sports geek.  I love sports. I love watching sports. I love playing sports. I love most things sports. For my birthday last year, my wife gave me a wonderful sports book titled:  On the Origins of Sports: The … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Managing” Software Development

I’ve written in the past on management and managers and you can find some of those thoughts here however I want to share some additional thoughts.  These thoughts are basically my answer to the question of: what does a Software … Continue reading

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Timeboxing Is Still Valuable (at least I think so).

In a previous post, I shared a couple of quick thoughts on the need for high-performing teams to have goals.  In this post, I want to focus on the touchy subject that has become timeboxing. It’s become cool for Agilists … Continue reading

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Time-boxes, goals and realizing outcomes

Goal is defined as: the end toward which effort is directed” or “the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. I don’t understand the debate over the Sprint Goal. I also don’t understand how a … Continue reading

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Projects Are Temporary…

I recently tweeted the following:  Projects are meant to be temporary/transient endeavors for creating ‘new’ things. Both the PMI and PRINCE2 definitions of project management makes this very clear.  A review of project definitions show that projects are temporary because … Continue reading

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Predictability in Software Development – Part III

In Part I and Part II of this series, I challenged the popular perspective on predictability in software (product) development and suggested that if an organization needs to respond rapidly to the changes in its ecosystem, it needs to value adaptability over predictability at least “in the large”. … Continue reading

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