People > Process

In the past, one of my dev teams had some disagreements on how product was interacting with them during sprint sessions and day-to-day as well there were some frustrations around who was owning the tools we were using for tracking teams epics, user stories, in preparation for backlog grooming, etc. Several people in a network connected by arrows

After many retrospectives and after pulling both parties aside to help guide and coach them in the right direction, myself and the dev team manager got in a room and discussed what could be done to move forward in the right direction with both product and dev on the same page.

After racking our brains, I remembered something very fundamental, it’s more about people over process which is called out in the Agile Manifesto.   Continue reading “People > Process”

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Jack of All Trades, Master of Scrum

Master of Scrum, or Scrum Master, is my professional title.  Of course, I’m not silly enough to think I know all there is to know about Scrum or Agile Methodologies.  I have been fortunate to get to where I am today as a Scrum Master through previous experiences and those around me as I went through the “ranks”.

Speaking of experiences, as you can see from the About the Author section, I’ve had my fair share of different positions throughout my career.   Continue reading “Jack of All Trades, Master of Scrum”

A Step into the Agile world

stepIntoAgile.jpgFor some, the term Agile may be a foreign concept. Like me, early on in my career, many are thrown into the agile way of doing software development. There will obviously be many who start their careers working in predominantly an adaptive agile way (e.g. less up front planning and more development early on), as opposed to the more traditional waterfall approach (e.g. heavier on planning the work to be done before starting the actual development).  I was initially introduced to agile methodologies when I was an intern back in college.

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