Product Owner Smells During whole my professional life, people spent hours telling me the importance of good design patterns. I believe all of us bought books about design partners, cookbook recipes or any other type of book that would give you the good practices of the industry. I do not have anything against that and […]
Green Build Policy During the last months I have been working with several teams that are struggling with green build policy. What is a green build? A green build signals that the code is working, it means that the software developed by the teams is in a state that can be release to the customer. […]
Stand Up Meeting During the last years of my life every time I join a company I hear developers saying that Stand Up Meetings are boring and they are a waste of time. For me its always fun to hear these kind of debates, because 90% of the cases the root causes are always the […]
In this blog post,, I am writing something different, a resource that you will hopefully find useful. I am providing 32 Scrum Master Interview Questions that anyone can use to interview Scrum Masters. This is a collection of questions that I have been accruing over several years and I believe they are extremely beneficial; please feel free to use them next time you are interviewing a candidate.
Cross Functional Teams with typical managers might hurt and destroy teams and companies. The solution is to train managers to become agile managers
Cross functional team In my previous blog post, I explained how cross-functional teams are not enough to create high performing organisations. Cross-functional teams are mandatory, but not a guarantee of, success. I explained that several organizations have cross-functional teams built around a matrix organization. The blog post explains quite well how this matrix setup can […]
Organisational structure is something extremely important for the success of a company. In this post I will explain how Matrix organisations hurt companies.
Agile Estimation During this last week, I finally had the opportunity to read a book that was on my reading list for long time: Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. The book is about uncertainty and unexpected events. NNT (as the author calls himself) explains that we live in an extremely complex world where we […]
Servant Leader In the SCRUM world, a Scrum Master is often known as a Servant Leader, but I believe that very few people actually know what a Servant Leader really is. Based on this assumption, I am writing this blog post to explain what a Servant Leader is and what the characteristics of a good […]
Having an outcome defined, whether it’s for an event, phone call or meeting is very important. To quote Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland: “Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked. ‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat. ‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered. ‘Then,’ said […]