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Agile Principles – Sustainable Pace

This post continues my ongoing series revisiting the principles behind the Agile Manifesto. This time we are focussing on the following Agile principle – “Agile processes promote sustainable development. Agile approaches like Scrum have long promoted the importance of working at a sustainable pace.

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Sunsetting Scrum Masters

TL; DR: Sunsetting Scrum Masters In this article, I uncover indicators that a Scrum Master’s or Agile Coach’s journey is coming to a close; they are sunsetting Scrum Masters. Preorder the Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide book now for delivery in January 2024! ? Shall I notify you about articles like this one?


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Scrum Team Failure — Scrum Anti-Patterns Taxonomy (3)

TL; DR: Scrum Team Failure This post on Scrum team failure addresses three categories from the Scrum anti-patterns taxonomy that are closely aligned: Planning and process breakdown, conflict avoidance and miscommunication, and inattention to quality and commitment, often resulting in a Scrum team performing significantly below its potential.

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Agility and Sustainability

Did you know that there are 17 United Nation, sustainable development goals. And that could include consideration for those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals. Now those 17 United Nation sustainable development goals, they do compete against each other. Greenwashing is just a waste of energy.

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Agile Laws to Help with Transformation

TL; DR: Agile Laws in Software Development On many occasions, working with agile teams has amplified existing organizational, technical, and cultural challenges in many organizations. Your single best investment to improve your professional standing; order the Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide book now! edition ! ?

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Why Employing Agile Coaches next to Scrum Masters Is Unnecessary

TL; DR: Employing Agile Coaches next to Scrum Masters? Often, when organizations employ agile coaches and Scrum Masters, we can observe that agile coaches work at an organizational level. However, if you take Scrum seriously, this approach has no upside.

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How to Fail as an Agile Coach in Scrum

Scrum defines three specific accountabilities within the Scrum Team: the Developers, the Product Owner, and the Scrum Master. Scrum Guide 2020. When it comes to the Scrum framework, these three roles with their accountabilities are the minimum required to deliver a potentially “done” Increment. Scrum Guide 2020.