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Four Simple Steps to Becoming a GREAT ScrumMaster

I recently returned from a local Agile conference and noticed an overarching concept that was being brought up time and time again…the checklist.  We all like lists and all enjoy the feeling of checking something off our list.  Not sure what it is, but there is some...

Missing the Mark

Are we missing the mark when we go into clients and simply deliver a product utilizing Scrum?  Meaning, are we simply using Scrum to deliver software and forgetting about the core principles and values on which Scrum was founded?  As quoted on my t-shirt, “Scrum...

Tools as Inhibitors

For the past few weeks, I’ve observed several situations at clients where the tools they were using to manage their projects were the center of several verbal assaults. Project management tools are great, don’t get me wrong, however, these tools are often...

Agile != Scrum

When talking with various individuals, leadership specifically, I’ve come to the conclusion that they really have no idea what Agile truly means. They will mumble about Scrum and mention how it will never work for them because of [insert reason here]. However,...

Ghost – One Month Trial

As of yesterday, I passed the one month usage of Ghost as my personal blogging engine. I must say, that I’m quite amazed at its simplicity. Although there are times that I miss the bells and whistles that WordPress has to offer, sometimes I just enjoy looking at...