Scrum Master Development Diary - #1: The Beginning

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​In 2015 my father introduced me to the concept of a "Scrum Master". "What the heck is that?" I thought. This was a job that I had never heard of, and quite honestly, it sounded boring. My interest in it was mitigated for those reasons, and the fact that I was confident I wouldn't be able to get the hang of the job. He tried to show me how straight...
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The Guiding Coalition

Change is hard! Change agents, change, guiding coalition.
You must be logged in to download this PPTX file. On Sept 25, I gave the below talk to the Houston Agile Leadership Network. Please feel free to download it and use it according the Creative Commons license it is released under.
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The Agile PMO

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In all organizations of any size there is a need to manage the work of the organization and guide the efforts of the people involved in the work. Traditionally, in larger organizations, this guidance was organized under the title of Project Management Office, or PMO. The PMO usually consisted of senior project managers, along with some represe...
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Core Values

Allison Agile's Core Values
At Allison Agile, our motto is "Values. Driven." A few years back, when we came up with that little line, I was rather proud of it. It is succinct, pointed, and conveys the item that, to me, is the most important part of agile... it's values. So I was understandably taken aback recently when someone challenged me with, "Which values?" And...
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Percent CA: The Hidden Gem of Processes

quality What level of quality is built into your process?

Percent CA (%CA) is a great little tool that is a huge part of process mapping, and speaks directly to the quality of the work that your teams are doing.

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The Law of Minimum

thelaw Even though agile can be pretty lightweight, there are still laws...

And why this is THE reason for feature teams…

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