Scrum@Scale – The Business Agility Operating System

I was honoured to be one of the keynote speakers at TAL Consulting’s Virtual Agile Community of Practice this year. In this talk, I show how Scrum@Scale enables you to: Assess the current state of your organisation using Scrum@Scale’s built-in assessment framework Incrementally craft an organization to better meet your business objectives Answer the question…

Building the Agile Enterprise at Scrum Day

Michel Löhr and Simon Roberts from ScrumCenter presented their view of the agile enterprise at Scrum Day 2011 in Darmstadt. They discussed some of the problems that occur in traditional, matrix-structured, waterfall-oriented organisations and proposed changes based on their experience coaching multiple agile enterprise transitions. The top three changes are: Creating stable, product oriented teams….

Using the Cartoon Story Board Technique in Retrospectives

Cartoon Story Board (also called Comic Story Board) is one of my favourite creativity techniques and it can be used to good effect in retrospectives. I have used it in the “setting the stage” phase of retrospectives to help a team to frame the key question to be tackled during the retrospective, and for helping…

Podcast from Retrospective Facilitators Gathering in Taos, New Mexico

Back in April I attended the wonderful Retrospective Facilitators Gathering in the equally wonderful Taos, New Mexico. During the final evening I recorded a podcast with many of the gathering's participants. The podcast took the form of an informal round table discussion and the topics included looking back at the gathering, externalizing thinking and group/collective learning….

Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team – from XP Days Germany 2010

Scenes in the Life of a Scrum Team on Prezi presented by Jens Korte and Simon Roberts at XP Days Germany 2010. During our session at XP Days Germany 2010 in Hamburg, Jens Korte and I discussed 4 scenes in the life of a Scrum team. In each case we examined a common problem, what…

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 this talk very much. Thanks very much to the people who attended and for the interesting questions and discussion, all of which contributed to the…