Scrum

Retrospectives series: Big event in a team

Here is a new idea for you, my friend facilitator, to try out in your next retrospectives. The core of format is based in a tool from my ORSC teachers from CRR and Augere, and I added some ideas over it. I have already applied this format a couple of times with success in authentic multidisciplinary teams. A strong commitment and smooth conflict

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Retrospectives series: Heaven and Hell

This is the second article of the retrospective series, I hope you enjoy it, find it useful and can apply it with your team soon. Please, leave some feedback when this actually happens! This retrospective is titled “Heaven and Hell”, soon you will learn why… USE This is a good retrospective format for teams who are

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Challenges coaching multidisciplinary teams

It is a great concept this multidisciplinary thing: Create a single team with all the different people required to deliver a service, instead of having different knowledge areas doing their part independently. Make them work at the same pace. Have them focus on the same goal at a given moment. Remove extremely detailed documentation to

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Opresión corporativa (Adelanto #2 de “Por un scrum popular”)

Opresión corporativa Opresión: Carga impuesta de manera injustificable sobre algún individuo o grupo, que se lleva a cabo luego de interferir con su poder, intereses u oportunidades. La opresión puede ser intencionada o resultado involuntario de una cierta disposición social; puede ser reconocida como tal, o puede resultar inadvertida por aquellos que están siendo oprimidos.

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Por un scrum popular – una variación lingüística

Hace ya casi un año que Tobias Mayer publicó su primer libro, armado como una colección delicadamente curada de posts de su autoría. Desde un principio supe que The people’s scrum, título por si solo desafiante, tenía que tener su versión en español. Con Tobias mantenemos una gran amistad desde hace varios años y colaborar en esto

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Scrum teams: self-organizing or self-directed?

Recently I am facing discussions too frequently with different people about the meaning of a self-organizing team in SCRUM. I think there are some misunderstandings between self-organizing and self-directed teams. Let’s see… a self-organized team follows a goal ( that might or might not be shared ) defined by the P.O. and her stakeholders. The team

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Yet another niko-niko calendar

Recently, As part of the Coaching project Agilar is doing at King.com  , we introduced the usage of niko-niko calendars to offer awareness of the team’s mood. As usual, it’s being a very useful tool for everyone to understand in a glance how things are going, and help sharing the responsibility of improving the team’s

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Story points vs Man days – The misguided debate

Relative estimation and story points is one of the topics I find people most often struggling to grasp, whether in trainings or at client sites. The main issue seems to be the belief that eventually, Story Points (SPs) need to be translated into Man Days (MDs) if you want to be able to do things

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