A collection of 14 posts
Many funny agile movies
Some people just happen to learn more from short movie clips. And they can be a great way to bring some humor in. Please add your suggestions in the comments below. Scrum for SchmucksMy brutally honest summary of the Scrum framework for the typical dumb schmuck in the street.YouTube
Focus on what was "Done" during Sprint Review
As Scrum Trainer I get to meet a lot of teams and hear of many different ways to do Scrum. Most are valid ways, yet some seem more aligned with the values of Scrum or the purpose of the specific Scrum Element. In this post we'll have a look at the Sprint Review.
More Physical and Digital tools for Scrum Masters and their teams
A couple of months ago I blogged about some of the tools and toys that live in the trunk of my car [https://jessehouwing.net/agile-physical-and-digital-tools-for-scrum-masters-and-their-teams/] . I take these along everywhere I teach and coach. Since posting, people have suggested additional items that just must be in my toolbox. Time
Use Mob Programming to maximize your learning
The first experience with Mob Programming is usually total chaos and I tried to prepare the team accordingly. Trying out any new technique, anything that's out of your comfort zone, can result in initial chaos, it requires a bit of courage to move onward.
Agile Chair Game - Some alternate suggestions
If you've been at an Agile conference, been a Scrum Master for quite some time and joined an Agile meetup group (here in The Netherlands there are several), then you probably found that games can be very quick ways to energize any meeting and to drive learning through fun. One
Bring back the "Create Unit Tests" feature from Visual Studio 2010?
There's a feature request on User Voice that requests Microsoft to bring back the "Create Unit Test" menu item which was removed in Visual Studio 2012 [http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio/suggestions/2748862-add-create-unit-tests-menu-option-back-] . I've seen it come up as a potential Ranger solution and it's been getting a lot
Presentation on Great (Agile) Teams
Last week I presented at the quarterly ArrowsGroup Agile Evangelists [http://arrowsgroup.nl/agile/] seminar in Amsterdam. I discussed the 'creation' of great agile teams. Can't really call it creation, as I'll explain in one of the first slides, teams aren't built or constructed or created out of thin air,