I spent two days this week getting certified as a scrum product owner through Scrum Alliance (find out more about all this here if you’re interested: https://www.scrumalliance.org/). The company where I work in software development and sales has been using the Agile methodology with Scrum for almost nine years (they were just starting this at… Continue reading Notes on Scrum Alliance Product Owner Training
I’m not sure who said this first since I’ve heard or read it in multiple places over the years, but one of the simplest definitions of leadership I have heard is stated this way by leadership writer John Maxwell: “Leadership is influence.” As I take time in 2015 to blog regularly about leadership I wanted… Continue reading Influence
My company has been using an Agile approach to software development for over 8 years. We use a Scrum approach on our development teams. But here’s the thing: we don’t do everything that Agile Scrum is supposed to involve according to the experts. We’ve adapted the approach to fit our culture; specifically we have decided… Continue reading Are we missing something?
In my past two blog posts I have mentioned the Agile Manifesto and my intention to share some reflections on this important statement of the values behind an Agile development methodology. As I hone my plans for the next mini-arc of blog posts I want to write – about ‘a scrum in the life’ of… Continue reading Reflections on the Agile Manifesto
Just because I live and work in the world of software development doesn’t mean that everyone knows all of the words I use in these posts. So here at the beginning I wanted to give a brief definition of what I mean by some of the words I use. I’ll try to define other terms… Continue reading Defining some terms