Our mission is to help everyone enjoy the work they do each day and the people they share it with. Success follows happiness. Happy teams and people are more productive and more fun to be around. Scrum is a powerful framework to help teams learn how to collaborate, focus, and deliver value in a sustainable approach.
The name was inspired by the scrum formation which is part of Rugby. It’s all about harnessing the combined physical might of the team members. Yet far too often teams are all about divide and conquer, assigning each individual to their own product backlog item. If there aren’t any elements of collaboration, swarming, pairing, building … Continue reading Scrum is about teamwork
Han Solo is one of my favorite characters of all time. I’d certainly love a chance to pilot the Millennium Falcon. Han and the Falcon always find a way out of every difficult situation. The Millennium Falcon however, as awesome as it is, has a major drawback. It requires at least one amazingly skilled mechanic … Continue reading Are your teams thinking more like Solo or Stark?
Agile development approaches require a fundamental shift in the way we think about, manage, and evaluate projects. It’s such a shift that often even people working within agile environments may not fully understand it. For example, it’s amazing how many software management job postings are looking for someone who is both an expert at agile … Continue reading On Time & On Budget
Thanks to Daniel Pink and his book Drive, the concept of pursuing mastery has become more popular in modern corporate culture. The best example I’ve come across of pursuing mastery is an old school one. George Pocock grew up in England where his father made racing shells for rowers. George learned to row and he learned … Continue reading The Art of Mastery