Operational Applications of Standup Meetings

The standup meeting is a hallmark of Agile. To recap, the standup meeting, sometimes called the “daily scrum,” is named so due to the attendees physically standing during the meeting. By its very nature, the standup meeting is intended to communicate status information very quickly as the meetings are timeboxed so that participants get to … Read More

Restrospective Every Sprint

To prevent a project from getting overwhelming, project managers break down their tasks into specified intervals called “sprints”. (Alistair Cockburn recommends one month, others will say these sprints can be as short as two weeks). You reach these “mini-goals” one at a time, and ultimately you reach the final destination.(Read more about the definition of … Read More

Leadership defines the container for the team to work in

When you are a leader, you have to be in control. Remember that control does not mean micro-management, but it also does not mean sit back and let it handle itself. Your team needs to have the parameters defined for them as to where they can work, how they can work, what resources are available, … Read More

Scrum and Psychology collaborate nicely. Part 3 of 3.

This is the final installment of the guest blog submissions Jonathan Rabon has been writing for us. He is talking about the new process development he and Brian Rabon have been working on the past month. This past weekend I attended a 2-day Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course in Tulsa, Oklahoma, led by Brian M. … Read More

Scrum and Psychology collaborate nicely. Part 2 of 3

Jonathan Rabon is guest posting for us this week and next week about the continuing progress of the process development he and Brian Rabon (President, Braintrust Consulting Group) are working on to integrate psychology into Scrum. Read on: It’s early in the morning here in Colorado as I adjust to working a full-time job with … Read More