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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 […]

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Soft Skills are very important

                          This image was extracted from www.mangalam.net Based on different experiences around the world there is a huge concern about the lack of soft skills in Agile teams. Indeed, soft skills are very important in each career because for instance you want to sell […]

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Slack to improve

One of the most usual issues in Agile transformations is the lack of free time to learn new methods and approaches to do a better job. Furthermore, most managers consider that every people has to be busy all daly long in order to be productive to the company. However, as soon as they realised the […]

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ROI and Product Owners

                As Product Owner you have to think in many things such as: having a good communication with stakeholders and Scrum team, take into account the big picture and so on. Indeed, you need to be concerned about the Return of Investment (ROI) of your product. How to […]

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Agile is expensive

                      Many companies want to adopt Agile or move from Waterfall to Agile but few of them consider the cost of implementing Agile as a future benefit. It is not only training!!! If you (or your company) is planning to adopt Agile you need to […]