The Retrospective Prime Directive

Regardless of what we discover, we understand and truly believe that everyone did the best job they could, given what they knew at the time, their skills and abilities, the …

10 Mistakes that (some) Managers Make

1. Putting Most of their Energy Into Avoiding Getting Blamed The main objective for some managers is to avoid getting blamed for a problem. The result is that they reduce …

The Anatomy of a Release Retrospective

As Scrum practitioners, we are used to short and sharp retrospectives at the end of each Sprint. Sprint retrospectives, taking 1-2 hours, can yield valuable results, enabling the Scrum team …

Effective Chartering for Scrum Teams

The presentation from my talk with Jens Korte on team chartering at the March 2010 Scrum Gathering in Orlando is now available online at http://prezi.com/gc0m9zvmjb0q/. We enjoyed preparing and giving …