Questions for interviewing Scrum Masters

I contributed to a blog post on Luis Goncalves' Blog. Check it out: Scrum Master Interview Questions. The post contains hundreds of questions, some of them with just one valid option but most of them tough questions with no right or wrong answer that will make you squeeze your brain. If you are hiring Scrum Masters or … Continue reading Questions for interviewing Scrum Masters

Agile is a suboptimization … the next frontier is Business Agility

From the early days until now, no matter which framework or approach you use, Agile has been focused on parts of the organization. Dealing with the organization as if it was a machine with interchangeable parts. Even those frameworks, methods and methodologies that claim to be enabling Business Agility, like Enterprise Scrum or Kanban Enterprise … Continue reading Agile is a suboptimization … the next frontier is Business Agility

Predictability in Kanban Systems

It is curious how in era of the Big Data, Machine Learning and AI many organizations still apply practices of clairvoyants and shamans in trying to predict the future. They claim "We use big data to understand customer behaviors" and I say "Yes, and you ask your development teams for estimates. How cool is that :)". In … Continue reading Predictability in Kanban Systems

Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

­­­­Introduction Last September I was having breakfast while scrolling through my twitter I came across a tweet from a well-known consultant that caught my attention. "So you want to fix your current situation, but you don't want to understand what you did to reach this point... :-\" I answered, “No, you don’t need to understand … Continue reading Solution Focus Coaching – A Positive Approach to Change

Systemic Constellations

Are you an Agile Coach, Team Lead, Team Coach or Manager? Have you ever had the strange feeling that something smells in a team? Is there something stuck or the same issue keeps recurring? Is there too much talking, too many words, and rational analysis is not getting to the issue? Are team members stuck ‘in their heads'? Is … Continue reading Systemic Constellations

Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting

At risk of being burnt alive for heresy by the Coaching Inquisition, I have to publish this post. I said to myself "if see a reference to Forming-Storming-Norming-Performing again I will blow up". So, here it is. Enjoy! Perhaps, one of the most widespread model of group development is Tuckman's model. It's being used as … Continue reading Forming, Storming, Norming … Bullshitting

Fast and Easy Lean Metrics

As Agile Coaches or Lean Consultants we find ourselves in situations where we need to quickly get some key metrics and charts from our customers. If you are lucky your customer will be using a tool such as LeanKit or Swiftkanban, both with powerful lean metrics capabilities. If you are not so lucky your customer … Continue reading Fast and Easy Lean Metrics