How to Improve or Change a Practice

How to Improve or Change a Practice

The Scrum Guide tells us that its roles, events, artifacts, and rules are immutable. This is fine if you want to ensure you are doing Scrum. But this can force you to use practices that aren’t appropriate for you as well. Scrum is based on the philosophy that...
How to Improve or Change a Practice

Go to base 3 (at least) thinking

At a conference years ago Don Reinertsen and I were watching from the back of the room and sometimes making private comments about the presentations. At one point it was clear that there was a pattern of “this or that” – mostly relating to flow or...
Being a Professional Coach

Being a Professional Coach

A Lean-Agile coach is a person who understands how to help teams and organizations improve with the theories of Flow, Lean, and Theory of Constraints while also understanding the basics of human learning. Coaches need to play an active role in helping teams improve.  ...
How to Improve or Change a Practice

Requirements and Artifacts

Often reducing batch size is all it takes to bring a process into control. Eli Goldratt. There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter Drucker Agile, Flow, Lean, and the Theory of Constraints all focus on the quick...
How to Improve or Change a Practice

Using Imposter Syndrome to Move Things Forward

A personal account by Al Shalloway I don’t get imposter syndrome as much as I used to, but I can remember when I did. And sometimes, it was pretty traumatic. Over the years, I’ve learned a few techniques that make the feeling of being an imposter a positive...