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The Cynefin Framework reference

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Sketch of the Cynefin framework, by Edwin Stoop

I can’t say that I agree at all with Dave Snowden’s approach to communication. The guy is rough around the edges, a “perpetual curmudgeon” in his own words. And that is describing it kindly. He does have some good ideas on decision making though. Read the rest of this entry »

Focus on family with an Agile mindset and Scrum.

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Focus on family with an Agile mindset and Scrum.

I read a parenting article a few months ago about family dinner table discussions with your kids. It was great stuff. The recommendations centered around three questions. 1. What was the favorite part of your day? 2. What was the least favorite part of your day? 3. Is there anything else that you want to talk about? Amazingly, just like in the Scrum ceremony these questions generate amazing discussion (collaboration) with the family. My three children have become accustomed to the ceremony now. So, it is even more fun playing the experience through. Anything that I can do to bring my family closer together as a unit is premium! Sound familiar?

Try it out and report your findings here on my blog or at Microsoft LinkedTwo.

Updates to the Scrum Guide – The 5 Scrum values take center stage – Scrum.org Community Blog

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Updates to the Scrum Guide – The 5 Scrum values take center stage – Scrum.org Community Blog

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Today Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum delivered a webinar on their latest update to the Scrum Guide.  The update was a simple one, adding the 5 values of Scrum to the Guide. And when I say simple I mean simple in terms of…

https://blog.scrum.org/updates-scrum-guide-5-scrum-values-take-center-stage/?utm_source=linkedin&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=scum-guide-2016

Committing to Sprint Goals

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Is your agile Scrum team developing a solid set of goals for each sprint? If you are doing so how well is the team meeting the commitment?

Sprint goals are the most important first step in planning any sprint in agile Scrum. The scrum team must come up with a set of goals to aspire to during the sprint. Without defined goals, the focus will land on simply achievement of completing the stories planned.

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Reblog: Agile Failure Patterns In Organizations

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An excellent article by Stefan Wolpers that consolidates his findings of common failure patterns for agile scrum xp, lean/kanban implementations.

https://age-of-product.com/agile-failure-patterns-in-organizations/

reblogged with permission from Mr. Wolpers.