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Should a Scrum Master Be “Technical”?

This is a pretty popular question in Scrum circles that recently came up on LinkedIn (again). In order to answer this question, I believe we first need to define terms “Scrum Master” and “technical”. Merriam-Webster provides this as a definition … 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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Predictability in Software Development – Part I

Recently, I’ve been part of few conversations regarding predictability and commitments.  It is the opinion of some that Agile teams should be able to make and keep their Sprint commitments as it pertains to outputs (points, stories, card counts).  It … Continue reading

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Does Your Agile Process Mimic a Production Line ?

Disclaimer: This post is for individuals, teams and organizations genuinely interested in Agile. I am noticing a certain trend in software development where teams make their software development process mimic a production line by treating each software development activity as a separate station. … Continue reading

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Respect, Show Some More

I’ve recently spent a lot of time thinking about the notion of respect and its importance in social settings. How would our interactions be different if respect was present when we engaged?  For example, if we intended to respect all … Continue reading

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Sequential Agile Software Development

Is there such a thing as “sequential Agile software development”?  Possibly.  Maybe.  Look at your process.  How many phases does a piece of work have to go through before its complete?  How many (in)formal stages does your process have?  How … Continue reading

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Are Projects Your Only Option?

It’s often suggested to me  (via Twitter, LinkedIn, work – thanks Karen),  that I’m anti-project managers in Agile (or Lean).  This is incorrect (although I am opposed to the way many project managers (and managers in general) actually work but … Continue reading

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