Agile/Scrum blog

Motivated teams are performing teams

Alex van der Star Door: Alex van der Star,  27-05-2015
Onderwerp: Team Happiness  Team morale  What motivates people  Motivators in scrum  Scrum core values  Team productivity  


At the core of Agile software development is an Agile Development Team, most of them using Scrum. One of the effects of Scrum, is increased employee happiness and/or “engagement”.

The Introvert Product Owner

Stephan van Rooden Door: Stephan van Rooden,  19-05-2015
Onderwerp: Product Owner  

The second day of my Professional Scrum Master training we do a recap of the Scrum Framework, where one of the questions is: What characterises does a good product owner have?Quite often people state that a good product owner is extravert. Which may sound logical but in fact is not always the case. Raising the question: Can a good product owner be introvert?

The Scrum Master as a Teacher

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  14-05-2015
Onderwerp: Scrum  agile  scrum master  

The role of a Scrum Master is one of many stances and diversity. A great Scrum Master is aware of them and knows when and how to apply them, depending on situation and context. Everything with the purpose of helping people understand and apply the Scrum framework better.

In a series of blog posts I will share the different stances I consider to be relevant for the Scrum Master. This blog post is about the Scrum Master as a teacher. I'll describe the definition of a teacher, the theoretical viewpoint and some practical examples of the Scrum Master as a teacher.

Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule

Barry Overeem Door: Barry Overeem,  29-04-2015
Onderwerp: Productivity  

Recently I had a discussion with a developer about the amount of meetings we're having nowadays within organisations. Part of it was related to Scrum, "Since the introduction of Scrum all I do is attend meetings". And part of it wasn't, "Every week I need to discuss how to improve the productivity of my department... cancelling these type of meetings might be a good start..."

It reminded me of the classic article "Maker's Schedule, Manager's Schedule" written by Paul Graham.