Two simple heuristics that will solve (most of) the problems you face as a Scrum Master

I regularly hear about the problems Scrum Masters face. After more than 200 interviews with Scrum Masters in the Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast, here are the 3 most common problems that we face in our work, in order of frequenc): As a Scrum Master, I lack support from management, and when they don’t actively fight …

Kanban vs Scrum, the ultimate fight? Don’t think so, here’s why:…

Wow, what a week! A BIG post (Link removed at the request of the author) on Kanban by Scrum evangelist [unammed at the requset of author] litterally put the blogosphere (and twittersphere on fire!). It is good to have these family fights in the Agile family once in a while. As a life-philosopher once said: “These …

SWAT Team, a Pattern for Overloaded, Multi-project Organizations

We all have seen it in our projects. Some teams are overloaded and can’t deliver what we need while others are not so busy and could even tackle more work if there was a need for that. This type of partial overloading is easily understood if we picture the work flow as a network of …