Top 5 TED talks for Agilists

Top 5 TED talks for Agilists ScrumMasters, Product Owners, Agile Coaches and Dev Team members have something in common: they know that learning is a non-stop activity. Although we can find everything online these days. Sometimes we are so busy that we forget the basics and purpose behind our practices. So, if you're new to [...]

“Feelings and Paths” Retrospective

Many people complain about lack of team engagement in retrospectives. Because of that, the facilitator’s role is to guide the participants to reach the desired results. That means helping the team to create; understanding and accepting them. Therefore, the facilitator also has to be creative. The basic technique “what went well, what didn’t” fails to [...]

By | 2018-03-13T14:07:44+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Facilitation, Retrospective, Scrum|0 Comments

Five Fingers: A Facilitation Technique

Five Fingers Have you ever been in a never-ending meeting, discussing things for hours or trying to reach a consensus? It’s stressful, isn’t it? Here I’ll explain a facilitation technique specifically developed for reaching consensus. But what does consensus mean? Contrary to what many people think, reaching a consensus doesn’t mean achieving unanimity – the [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:25:00+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Facilitation, Kanban, Scrum|0 Comments

NPS – Measuring Customer Satisfaction

NPS – Measuring Customer Satisfaction The Net Promoter Score is a technique that is widely used to measure your customers’ satisfaction with a product offered by you or your company. It’s also a practical and straightforward calculation. As the name implies, the result is the percentage of people who promote your brand/product or, in other [...]

By | 2017-12-20T18:18:34+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Marketing, Product Owner|0 Comments

If this were the last Sprint ever, what would we deliver?

A good Scrum team needs to be prepared for any given sprint to be the last one on the project. Think of this sprint as if it were the last one ever... Of course, a sudden announcement that the current sprint is the last would certainly cause a reaction, since people are so involved in the [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:11:54+00:00 August 31st, 2017|Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments

Replace documentation with short videos

I like to begin my training sessions by asking those involved in project management what their biggest everyday problems are. I ask the group to list five or six main issues, and there is an issue that never fails to make the list: communication problems. And this directly impacts the documentation process. How many times have [...]

By | 2017-08-28T09:59:51+00:00 August 28th, 2017|Scrum|0 Comments

Agile Marketing Mindset

Imagine an extensive and detailed marketing plan that took months to complete. Pages and pages of reports, full of charts and analyses. Financial projections and deadlines. All exactly as prescribed in traditional business planning methods. This is the mindset that many of us learned, and that is still very widespread. But are such detailed and [...]

By | 2017-11-07T15:43:29+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Digital Transformation, Scrum|0 Comments

NO as a strategy to develop lean product and avoid waste

Software development is a complex activity, and it can become even more so if we don’t avoid waste. Several decisions must be made along the way, such as: What problem are we solving? Who is the final user? Which programming language should we use? Which frameworks? Should we use our own layout or bootstrap templates? [...]

By | 2017-11-07T16:06:25+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Planning, Product Owner, Scrum|0 Comments

Daily Scrum – Myths and Facts

Two weeks ago, we had the fourth edition of the Regional Scrum Gathering Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was the largest one so far, with 500 attendees and 165 people on the waiting list. Jeff Sutherland, creator of Scrum, was there as our guest and Keynote speaker, along with Ademar Aguiar, one of the brightest [...]

By | 2017-11-01T13:29:32+00:00 July 20th, 2017|Daily Scrum, Scrum|0 Comments

How detailed should the backlog be?

How to structure a backlog is still an issue discussed in some agile teams, and a recurring point has been the excessive details that go into all the backlog items. To help with this matter, we use the horizon metaphor to guide the PO’s job. Some problems found  When we work on a backlog, we [...]

By | 2017-11-23T12:13:28+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Planning|0 Comments