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Blog Response,Coaching,Retrospective

January 26, 2016

On the Value of Retrospective Meetings for a Scrum Team

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I recently read Mike Cohn’s article on whether a “[…]Scrum Team need a Retrospective every Sprint” where he discusses if teams practicing Scrum, and regardless of their maturity – self perceived or real – should hold such a meeting every sprint. I wanted to give my opinion on this subject, but refrained to leave a […]

Large Organisations,Retrospective,Uncategorized

April 19, 2011

Forget the bus factor. Here come Gummy Bears!

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“Bus Factor”, term used to describe an unforeseen event impacting your team, usually in the form of the disappearance of one or more of your team members (Q:”What would happen if John was hit by a bus??” A: He wouldn’t be able to come to work). Some people don’t like the negativity of the analogy […]

Coaching,Decks,Large Organisations,Retrospective

April 6, 2011

Hitting the “reset” button

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“We are learning new ways of delivering software, by doing it and helping others do it”… As a coach, I go through a deconstruction process every time I join a new team. Why is that? Well, I don’t believe it is possible for a company to decide to move to Scrum or XP or Kanban, […]

Large Organisations,Retrospective

March 1, 2011

“With insight…”

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Insight “noun the ability to see and understand clearly the inner nature of things, esp. by intuition a clear understanding of the inner nature of some specific thing Psychol. awareness of one’s own mental attitudes and behavior Psychiatry recognition of one’s own mental disorder” How many times have you heard people say that with insight, […]