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Online Scrum Training – As Good As In Person?

Online Scrum Training – As Good As In Person?

  • Angela
  • 3/15/2020 11:16:00 AM
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In 2009, I got a chance to see my beloved New Zealand All Blacks play England in Twickenham Stadium.  I was thrilled at the prospect of seeing in person the players I’d watched on TV so many times.  It cost a small fortune to get decent seats but I managed to do it, midfield about 35 rows up.  At last, I was going to get the see the sweat drip off Richie McCaw’s brow up close and in person!
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Common Mistakes in the Daily Scrum

Common Mistakes in the Daily Scrum

  • Angela
  • 7/11/2018 6:52:00 AM
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Of all the Scrum meetings, the daily Scrum is the one I am most likely to see done out-and-out wrong. I think this stems from the fact that many people learned what to do in the daily Scrum, but never learned what a daily Scrum is supposed to produce.
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The Dangers of Creating a “Proxy” Product Owner

The Dangers of Creating a “Proxy” Product Owner

  • Angela
  • 4/25/2018 8:29:00 AM
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Some of my clients grow frustrated with their disengaged, unskilled Product Owners. In an effort to get the work done, they create a new Scrum role called “Proxy Product Owner.” This person’s job, in a nutshell, is to do the “real” Product Owner’s job for them, particularly the less glamorous parts: meeting with stakeholders, writing user stories, attending Scrum meetings.
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How to Deal with a Poorly Performing Scrum Team Member

How to Deal with a Poorly Performing Scrum Team Member

  • Angela
  • 1/10/2018 9:09:00 AM
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One question I receive fairly often from harried ScrumMasters is: how do I help a poorly performing Scrum team member improve? What can I do to make that person perform better? To answer this question, you must decide if you agree with a key foundational belief in Scrum: the power of intrinsic motivation. People who have internalized Scrum values believe in intrinsic motivation.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Scrum

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Scrum

  • Angela
  • 11/9/2017 11:39:00 AM
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My clients who are still unsure about Scrum often ask me, “What are the benefits we’ll reap from doing Scrum? What are the downsides to using it?” Oh my – I could write a book to answer this.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.3

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.3

  • Angela
  • 6/8/2017 3:13:00 PM
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In the previous installment of this blog series, we looked at what might happen when moving our managers or team leads into the ScrumMaster role. Now, we'll discuss the value of choosing a "natural" ScrumMaster.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.2

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster Pt.2

  • Angela
  • 6/1/2017 4:42:00 PM
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In Part One of this blog series, we looked at the potential pitfalls of moving our project managers into the ScrumMaster role. Now, let’s look at what might happen if we move someone from a leadership position - a team lead or manager - into the ScrumMaster role.
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How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster

How to Choose the Right ScrumMaster

  • Angela
  • 5/25/2017 6:27:00 PM
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In our previous blog series, we looked at traditional organizational roles that sometimes move into the Product Owner role. We also examined the benefits and pitfalls of “converting” these individuals to product owners. Now, let’s answer the same question for the ScrumMaster role.
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