Iterative and Incremental at 3 Levels – #1 “the what”

THIS IS A DRAFT.  (Comments welcome.) I will try to express two big thoughts. Hopefully these are formed well enough that as I talk about them clearly, you can use them in your situation. * Background So, the two ideas are basically these questions: How do we coordinate at the 3 levels on “the what”.  […]

Managers: How to have break-out, outstanding Teams. #1

The Agile community is not generating enough high-performing teams. Managers: I put this to you.  We could put it to the SMs, the POs, the Scrum Teams, the CEO, etc. So, why so few break-out Teams? Well, to be honest, I do not care much why we are NOT having this success — what I […]

Managers: Scrum can help you now!

Here is the situation for many managers: We need more productivity now! There is TONS of opportunity, but we can’t get to it. We cannot hire people (fast enough).  We want to retain people more. Our staff want a nicer situation (or they will…) Again, this means that we need to use the staff we […]

Agile-Carolinas Mtg: Waterfall vs Agile – key discussion points

Agile started as a reaction to Waterfall (cf. definition of waterfall in Dr. Royce’s paper). Perhaps not so much a reaction to Royce’s Waterfall, but to how Waterfall was being played in the wild. The reaction was expressed many ways, but a simple short explanation is in the Agile Manifesto (4 lines) and the Agile […]

Agile Carolinas meeting: Helping Agile Managers – an open space-like event. July 1

Next Aile Carolinas  meeting.  In an Open Space-like format.  2 hours. Topic / Theme: Helping Agile Managers / Leaders Date: July 1, Thursday, at 5:00 pm EDT, for 2 hours. Format: Online (Zoom) This will be done in an Open Space way. We will have simultaneous sessions (break outs) on Zoom. Here are some questions […]

Webinar: Discussing 7 Scrum Patterns

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Discussing 7 Scrum Patterns Date: August 10th, Tuesday, at 1:30 pm EDT, for 1 hour. Format: Online. As you know, the idea of patterns has been around for a long time.  And became more popular after architect Christopher Alexander wrote the book: A Pattern Language. […]

Webinar: Alternatives to Scaling 3 Teams

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Alternatives to Scaling 3 Teams Date: July 20th, at 4 pm EDT, for 1 hour. Format: Online. There are many definitions of “scaling”. For now, we are defining scaling as putting 3 Teams together to work closely on a big, high coupling – high cohesion […]

Webinar: Scrum Patterns

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. Topic: Scrum Patterns (Improve Now) Date: June 17th, at 2pm EDT, for 1 hour. Online. We will introduce the idea of Scrum Patterns, and discuss some background. And then mainly discuss 10 key patterns that can make your Team better now. These are from the patterns […]

James Coplien / Scrum Patterns

On April 28, 2021, we had an Agile Carolinas meeting. Very large group (up to 90 I think), from many parts of the world. Certainly Europe and the US were well-represented. And James Coplien gave a wonderful talk on Scrum Patterns and related topic.  To be brief, Coplien is the co-author of A Scrum Book, […]

Webinar: 2 Patterns for Managers

This is another in our Webinar Series.  1 hour. One: Impediment Removal Team The basics of the idea are simple. You form a Scrum Team with Managers.  The job of the team is to fix impediments for a group of Teams (say, 5 to 20 teams).  In the Product Backlog of the IRT is a […]