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The Scrum Diaries – #8: A Happy Stakeholder

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EMAIL March 8, 2019 From: Business Stakeholder Subject: Thank You for New System X Functionality! Dear Scrum Team:   I’m happy to report that the work for the Business Product Board has been completed. We are using the System X process that you worked so hard to put into production.  Also, the Product Board is …

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The Scrum Diaries – #7: The Product Demo

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The Product Demo In my first Scrum Diary post (“The Scrum Diaries – #1: Steps in the Right Direction”) I wrote about the first product demo we conducted for our business partners. At that time we discovered that there was actually another team of folks who primarily used our application. It was suggested that we …

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The Scrum Diaries – #6: Improving Our Sprint Retrospectives

The Scrum Diaries

Improving Our Sprint Retrospectives In previous Scrum Diary entries I’ve written about efforts to help my team understand the value of Scrum events. The team became interested in conducting a Sprint Retrospective. (Read “The Scrum Diaries – #4: Empowerment”.) I’ve been emphasizing our need to have retrospectives on a recurring basis for each sprint. With …

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The Scrum Diaries – #5: Logistics

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Logistics This entry is very simple. It’s just a short list of pain points my team is experiencing. Pain points that we are finding difficult to solve primarily due to enterprise environmental factors. These difficulties are all related to logistics. Pain Points Here are our challenges: DevOps – By DevOps I mean activities like code …

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Developer Life

Error. Period.

error

Oh, that’s helpful. *sarcasm* Not only is it not helpful. It’s annoyingly redundant! I mean, I get it. You don’t want to broadcast system specifics because of security concerns. But this happened on an intranet website used exclusively by a development team. My development team. Why do I now have to go dig up the …

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The Final Thing on My 2018 To-Do List

From Contempt to Curiosity

The Final Thing on My 2018 To-Do List The final thing on my 2018 to-do list that needs to be completed is finishing Caitlin Walker’s book, “From Contempt to Curiosity.” I have a few chapters left. It’s been highly thought provoking to this point. Clean Language One big take-away for me is the realization that …

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The Scrum Diaries – #4: Empowerment

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Empowerment Something I really love about the Agile mindset is that it fosters a sense of empowerment among team members. People are given agency to make decisions, to take initiative, to take ownership, to add true value to the team and the product. Leading by Example and Invitation In September, I got pulled into a …

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