When NOT to scale

We had a great webinar yesterday on this topic. We defined scaling (which has many definitions) as 3 Teams working together on the same “product”.   Here are the drawings and some related slides: Not_Scaling_Jan_2021_2021-01-26_15.01.41 This is PDF of drawings on the iPad Not Scaling – 4 ideas V2 PDF from Keynote   Enjoy!

Webinar: Two Patterns for Managers in Agile

This is another in our Webinar Series. Date: May 27, 2021 (Thursday) Time: 2 pm EDT, 1 hour. Link: (to be added — where you can register) We will discuss two patterns for how managers should interact with Team. For senior managers: The Executive Action Team. Many people have had this idea.  Jeff Sutherland prefers […]

Some tools for Agile

Here are 4 tools I have been using in my courses.  And recommend, for you to use with your Teams. Microsoft Teams I am about to start using Microsoft Teams. They have added break-out rooms.  I think they work well enough for me. Lots of integrations.  But they make it easy (fairly easy) to start […]

Get them Climbing again

It is typical for a Scrum team to start Scrum, get some improvement, and then plateau. That is, find some comfortable level of productivity, and just flatline there. Which I guess is fine, if that level were as good as that Team could do. But the level isn’t, and as they say, anyone can see […]

Agile Carolinas: Dec 17: The Holiday Episode

Hi all, On Thursday, Dec 17, we’ll have a self-organized party.  From 5:30 to 7:30. We need YOU to volunteer. We need you to suggest things you want to do in this period.  For 10, 15, or 30 minutes. You can do any sort of short program. In break-out rooms or in the main room. […]

Webinar: An Introduction to the Advanced CSM Course

We have a free webinar about our Advanced CSM course, to provide you information and to take your questions. *** We give this course every few months and have two courses schedule today (one to add). The A-CSM is part of the Path to CSP.  It helps you move one level higher as a CSM […]

Webinar: Scrum Basics

We have a free webinar about Scrum Basics, to provide you information and to take your questions. *** This webinar is a bit about Agile, but mostly about the basics of Scrum, in 60 minutes. We have another webinar the introduces our CSM course, which gives you the basics in 16 hours.   Still, basic, but […]

AC: What’s our Agile org approach?

The next Agile Carolinas session. Question: How should the organization be structured around the agile teams? This will be a 2-hour Agile Carolinas session. What do we mean by “Agile org”?  What are the relevant values and principles? What should it look like?  (Draw me a picture.) How would we implement it?  (Not easy, but […]

Feature Usage Statistics

What we knew before My own experience says: Some of the most important features are not requested up-front Many of the features requested are seldom, if ever, used. This implies MUCH lower ROI on these features This implies that the most IMPORTANT features are seriously delayed by building the low-to-zero value features Only a small […]

Webinar: Intro to the CSPO Course (plus ARP workshop)

In this 30 minute webinar we will introduce our CSPO Course (Certified Scrum Product Owner course) and Agile Release Planning workshop. And answer your questions. We do the CSPO+ARP fairly regularly, about every two months. Both as a public course and as an in-house course.  We have been doing them online (virtually) and have done […]