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Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban: Management’s Explicit Invite

Kanban and Scrum ask different things of management; what do they explicitly say about management’s...

Agile, Agile at Scale, LeSS

LeSS Collaboration is More: Skip the Scrum of Scrums

In a recent Overall Retrospective that I facilitated, the team decided to nix the Scrum...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

How Do Scrum & Kanban Create Psychological Safety?

When you first hear the term “psychological safety” it may conjure up strange images in...

Agile, Software Development

What Can a Tech Lead Add to an Agile Project?

I was inspired to write a follow up to the recent Dear Agile question on the...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban: “Renting vs. Owning” the Process 

I have always found the analogy of owning vs. renting a useful tool for exploring...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

Scrum vs. Kanban: How Do They Treat Work in Progress?

Team Scrum or Team Kanban? No matter whose team you’re on, we want to support...

Agile, Agile Coaching

Improve Your Coaching: Start an Agile Coach Camp!

I’ve been involved with the US Agile Coach Camps in one capacity or another since...

Agile, Kanban, Scrum

How do Technical Practices Fit in Kanban?

Your team is getting ready to start with Kanban or perhaps they already have been...

Agile, Agile Coaching, Scrum

So You Want to Drop Your Retro

Many Agile approaches, such as Scrum, have a focused event (the retrospective) to reflect on...

Agile, inclusion, Scrum

Encouraging Diversity as a ScrumMaster

I am a woman of color who did not grow up in this country. I...

Agile, Scrum, Tools

Cross Post: What Should Our Reliance on Estimation Be

One of our resident Agile Xperts, Paul Boos, shares his thoughts in the post, “Views...

Agile, Agile at Scale, Best Practices

Agile Transformation – Top Down vs. Bottom Up

When beginning an Agile transformation, where should one start? Is it as simple as getting...