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Surprising Stakeholders is Almost Never a Good Thing!

In my experience it has never been a good idea to “surprise” the stakeholders (e.g., customers, users, internal management) of the product we are building. I can’t recall the last time I’ve heard a stakeholder say, “Wow, I am really surprised by what you are showing me…” and… Read more

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How To Determine Sprint Start and End Days

I frequently get asked if sprints should be required to start on Mondays and end on Fridays. No, absolutely not! Is it common for sprints to align with week boundaries? Sure, but I think that many teams do that for conceptual (calendar) convenience.

Sprints are timeboxed… Read more

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Which Scrum Role Do You Prefer?

At a recent class a student asked me which role I would personally prefer to fill: product owner, ScrumMaster, or development team member. I have held each of these roles in the past, so that question gave me pause to consider how I really felt.

After some consideration I… Read more

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Fallacy of Transition Planning

In a previous blog post I discussed the fallacy of believing that organizations can execute a significant team restructuring at the start of their agile adoption. In this blog post I will broaden the discussion to include the fallacy that an organization transitioning to agile… Read more

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