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Tuleap – Agile tool

Kurt Momberg, a great developer who used to work with me asked me for an open source Agile tools. As soon as I can I mentioned about Redmine. I worked with Redmine for a while but the main disadvantage for me is you need to install in any server. At that time, Kurt told me […]

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Agile Mindset Game

Many times I found clients that never heard about the Agile Manifesto but they got a full time Scrum training because of that I was looking for games that explains easily the principles of Agile manifesto. One of my colleagues Carolina Gorosito told me about a workshop that she uses regularly in each client to […]

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BINGO Game

As Agile Coach I always look for games to engage team members each other so I found this amazing and fun game that I want to share with you. This game is called BINGO!! This game was extracted by http://www.ontheagilepath.net/2015/06/great-games-for-learning-lean-and-connecting-people-lean-penny-and-bingo.html I took the following paragraphs from it. BY SEBASTIAN RADICS “Overall goal – have fun, connect people […]

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Requirements always Change

                          Extracted from www.pinterest.com A friend of mine called Ruben SanRoman has decided to start working as freelance Full-Stack (front and back-end) developer. He told me that has to struggle with many issues. First of all, he has to deal with how many dollars […]

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How to Engage Stakeholders

Many Scrum Masters have to deal with missing Product Owners that it is really nightmare but there is a worse situation. What am I talking about it? Well, the worst situation is when the Scrum Master has to chase the Product Owner and stakeholders as well. There is a huge difference between the role of […]

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Why do you need Agile?

Unfortunately, many companies (the majority are related with IT) want to use (or adopt) Agile because the clients are demanding software delivered in Agile way (most of the times the use of Scrum as framework) because they think in that way they will get better applications. The most interesting thing is a few clients think about […]

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Detailed Agile Plan

After two weeks doing slides for a client I decided to quit. Why did I do that? Well, every client has the right to know what will be the roadmap to adopt Agile practices. However, if you need to justify every step with time, activity name, responsible and the amount of hours you are wasting […]

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Impediments!!!

                    This image was extracted from agiletrail.com Many Scrum team members forget about the main reason of doing Stand up meetings (I prefer to mention on that way instead of Daily meetings) that is: chat about impediments. Fortunately there are many Scrum Master such as Hector Mosquera […]

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Knowledge Silos

            This image was extracted from www.excelsoftsources.com It is vey common to find “Knowledge Silos” in many companies, it means every company has specialist in specific domains such as credit card (for instance in banks), mutual funds, investment and so on. The main issue is when after a period of time […]

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Evaluate the Team!!!

            This image was extracted from questgarden.com Many times I run into with many Scrum team members worried about their annual evaluation because in the traditional way they have to reach many individual goals (any for corporate, others for personal and professional targets) but when the company move to Agile things […]