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    Portfolio Kanban

    It’s not often that you watch a recorded talk and think WOW! Last week this happened to me and I found myself retweeting and forwarding the talk via email to a bunch of people. I guess that makes it blog worthy material! This is a …

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  • Training

    A Coaching Experiment

    This month Karen and I were lucky enough to have 2 unplanned sessions with a group of other coaches. It was so great to talk to fellow coaches about what’s working, what isn’t, to hear their war stories, get their advise, and to share our …

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    Scrum Gathering South Africa 2014 Report Back

    Last week we attended the Scrum Gathering in South Africa. As usual it was a well organised conference with loads of learning and great sessions. We recorded a video podcast of the sessions we attended and what we enjoyed. Sam also interviewed some people at …

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    Closing Keynote

    I was asked at 9pm on Monday night (whilst having drinks in the bar…) to deliver the closing keynote at the South African Scrum Gathering 2014. Great, except the talk was at 4pm the next day. The planned speaker couldn’t get a visa in time. …

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    What is UX?

    On Monday Karen and I did a talk with Debre Barrett from Flow Interactive on What is UX? This was at the Scrum Gathering of South Africa. Our aim was to give teams a few techniques that they can use, and tp spread the word that …

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  • InspectAdapt

    Retrospective Plan from a new ScrumMaster

    It’s always great as a coach when you see someone take what you have taught them and really embrace it. Rushida Hendricks is a new Scrum Master at Liberty Health. This is the retrospective plan she created for her team’s fourth retrospective. What I love …

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    Product Owner Decision Making

    The most important thing a Product Owner needs to do is say NO. If they don’t it results in a huge backlog with lots of items, and usually pressure to deliver more than is realistically achievable. Many people fail to realise that Scrum is not about building …

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    UXSouthAfrica – UX and Agile

    Today we are doing a talk at UXSouthAfrica on UX and Agile. This topic has been a favourite of ours for a while. We believe strongly that agile and UX can work together very well. Unfortunately what we see most often is a sprint of …

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  • ASMPic

    Online Education

    We train people all the time. The topics vary from Scrum Training to learning how to prioritise. Over the last 3 years we learned that we can’t just stand in front of a bunch of people and lecture to them. Well we can, but we’re …

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  • Who owns and facilitates Scrum meetings

    Who owns the meetings in Scrum?

    We are coaching a new team to use Scrum, and a question has popped up about who owns the various meetings in Scrum. Many people think that because the ScrumMaster is responsible for the process, they own all the Scrum meetings. If that’s you, just pause …

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