Webinar: Becoming a Great PO

Webinar. Date: Friday, January 14th, 2022 Time: 2pm – 3pm ET You are invited.  Free. *** Let’s discuss these points mainly. Why do I want a great PO What are the key metrics for a great PO How do I implement those metrics Is it all about the numbers How to get better and faster […]

Webinar: The Link between Estimating and Successful Sprints

Webinar: All Invited.  Free Date: Monday, January 3 Time: 11am – noon ET, 1 hour A discussion with a leader. *** Problems: Some of you have problems estimating using the recommended Wide-Band Delphi Expert Estimation pattern, using the Fibonacci cards. Some of you have problems promising (or forecasting) the right number of stories or story […]

Agile Managers Workshop – Some topics

Basics We have an Agile Managers workshop, to help managers become better agile managers. The next is: Date: Dec 2nd, 2021 – Thursday Time: 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST Via: Zoom Topics We want to work on three topics per session. Here are some sample topics and then proposed topics. Proposed topics are the ones […]

Webinar: What should an Agile Manager do?

Webinar: What should an Agile Manager do? Let’s discuss what our current thoughts are. We will propose 8 actions, a small set, of things a manager might start by doing. They are: Set a Goal Check your financial situation Resolve that you want lasting stable Teams Identify the Work for the Team Resolve that you […]

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. […]