• 7 Daily Scrum myths that you need to be aware of

    December 15, 2019 by

    Welcome to the end of 2019 week 50. Almost reaching the end of the year. Here is a summary of this week’s posts, all focused on some of the Daily Scrum myths 📅 Monday: Myth #1 – The Standup If your company is doing any kind of agile transformation, the first thing everyone implements is… Read more

  • Daily Scrum myth #5 – This is the only time we talk

    December 13, 2019 by

    The focus for the Daily Scrum is the sprint goal. We start by discussing how that is going. Are there any issues that impede us from moving forward? The idea is to do a high level health check on the work that needs to be done to achieve the sprint goal. Detailed discussions about items… Read more

  • Daily Scrum myth #4 – We have to wait for the Scrum Master

    December 12, 2019 by

    Have you ever heard one of these? “The Scrum Master is not in today, we don’t need to do the Daily Scrum.” “The owner of the meeting is the Scrum Master, he/she needs to prepare it.” This is a very common misconception among Scrum teams. The Scrum Master is not required for the daily. To… Read more

  • Daily Scrum myth #3 – It needs to be 15m

    December 11, 2019 by

    We need to talk for 15m minutes. No more no less. I remember this misconception when I was a young scrum master. Never liked it. I was never to associate time with value. You can see my previous posts views on hours worked vs worked hours. So why would the daily be any different? Time-boxing… Read more

  • Daily Scrum myth #2 – 3 questions

    December 10, 2019 by

    If your team has a daily meeting, you for sure have already heard about the 3 questions that you HAVE to always answer. Right? What did I do yesterday? What am I going to do today? Am I blocked with anything? As good as these questions are, for a status report, that was never the… Read more

  • Daily Scrum myth #1 – The Standup

    December 9, 2019 by

    If your company is doing any kind of agile transformation, the first thing everyone implements is a daily stand-up. It doesn’t matter if you use Scrum or Kanban, or any other framework, one thing is for sure, daily you need to get off your seat and report on what you do. This is where everything… Read more

  • How to do meetings like a PRO week

    December 8, 2019 by

    Welcome to the end of 2019 week 49. We spend so much of our time in meetings. What if we can make them more effective and more efficient? This is what this week as been all about 📅 Monday: 5 rules that will increase your meeting productivity No matter what framework/way of working/methodology you use,… Read more

  • One more week is gone

    December 7, 2019 by

    Hello ladies and gentlemen. Leaders and aspiring leaders that want to change the world. How is your week so far? Mine has been great. This week I have focused my writing on meetings. We cannot avoid them, but we can for sure make them more useful. 👀 REUSE RETROSPECTIVE Last week I showed you a… Read more

  • Why you need to start rejecting meetings

    December 6, 2019 by

    Who has a team that never complained about having too many meetings? At any moment in time. If you are that person or know that person, please, please contact me. I have never met a leader that never faced this problem. Teams should feel empowered to reject meetings if they feel it is just a… Read more

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