Do you have what it takes to be a scrum master?

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Unless you’re into agile development, odds are you don’t know what a “scrum master” is. Briefly, Scrum is a team-oriented agile development framework, and the scrum master plays a coordination and facilitation role within the team and with outside stakeholders. While the Scrum concept has been around for a couple of decades, the job of […]

Are you an Agile Servant Leader?

Building an Agile culture is more important than managing individual Agile projects because it sets the stage for the entire organization to be Agile. Scrum Masters, who lead Agile projects, are responsible for inculcating the right culture and mindset in the organization. But this can be difficult if the Scrum Master is set in old […]

Are you really Agile?

“Agile” is most definitely one of those words that is used liberally in sales brochures, delivery reports and, in fact, any form of communication that is attempting to show the reader that the team at hand is working “differently.” Under the banner of Agile are a number of “processes” — although we have to be […]

Extending the Scrum framework for better project management

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Scrum — a management framework that focuses on cutting through complexity to better meet business needs — maps out the elements required to run a successful project. However, many projects need to go beyond the typical Daily, Planning, Review and Retro meeting sessions used in the Scrum process to be truly successful. There are ways to enhance your Scrum framework, increase control […]