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Simple Visual Scrum Meeting Overview

We've been working with a new client helping them understand how Scrum will work in their environment. They are getting ready to transition their team to start sprints. To help the team keep focus on the right things, the Scrum Master and Product Owner put together...

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Remote Working – Recommended Books

More and more people want to work from home. Here are some books we’d recommend on the topic of working remotely: Remote: Office Not Required by David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work by Scott Berkun...

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Agile Testing Manifesto – More Translations

Our Agile Testing Manifesto has been translated by Victoria Slinyavchuk into both Ukrainian and Russian! Here are the new images with the translations, feel free to use them and share them. Ukrainian: Russian: ...

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The remote backlog grooming / refinement session

A few weeks ago a company contacted us. They needed help. They were busy with a super important project and wanted to do it the agile way, and were a bit stuck. The business and management people were in City A and the dev team were in City B. They had a bit of...

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Sketchnote: 10 Aha Moments from Working at Spotify

Justin Kotze relocated last year from Cape Town to Stockholm to become an Agile Coach at Spotify. On a recent trip home he shared his top 10 Aha moments so far. Here are Sam's sketchnotes from the talk.      ...

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An Introduction to Mob Programming

I was lucky enough to attend the SUGSA meetup with Mark Pearl talking on Mob Programming. Mark is a developer coach from South Africa who has recently immigrated to New Zealand. He is one of the few South African's I know who has deeply explored Mob Programming and...

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Encouraging healthy conflict

We were recently at a client who wanted to encourage healthy conflict within their teams. This is a common desire amongst teams who have become very easy going with their process. Usually some signs are: everyone agrees to everything or says nothing and just goes...

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Assess Your Kanban Knowledge

Recently we were asked to teach a group of agile coaches about coaching teams using Kanban. We decided to teach them the principles and then use some example boards for them to discuss what they notice. These turned out to be a great way of teaching the principles so...

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Book Review: Product Mastery

We were excited to get our hands on a copy of Geoff Watts' latest book: Product Mastery. We loved how his previous book, Scrum Mastery, included stories of real Scrum Masters and some of the challenges they face. Geoff's new book for Product Owners similarly looks at...

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100 days

I stumbled onto this video last week. It's about a lady who taught herself to dance in 100 days. It's amazing! https://techcrunch.com/2013/11/13/giveit100/ It made me really wonder what is possible if you just dedicate yourself for 100 days - that's just 3 months!...

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