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What if the characters from Game of Thrones happened to be Product Owners? How would their personas come to live in Agile teams? Let’s see how some of our favourite characters as Agile Product Owners. Arya Stark – Stick bad ideas with the pointy end This is a PO take on Arya’s statement “Stick em’ …

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The world of Agile training and mentoring is intriguing me at the moment.  This is how most of us have done it in large organisations for a long while – We build in powerpoint or prezi these gorgeous training decks and train up people new to Agile We outsource our training to groups who do the …

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Scrum as implemented within teams is something that many of us have been doing for a while. It isn’t a simple implementation, but we have done it for over a decade. As teams begin to invest in applying Scrum at scale, the complicated quickly becomes complex. Methods such as LeSS, Enterprise Scrum, SAFe, DAD and …

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In a query that recently spammed the Agile universe by Abder-Rahman Ali was a question posed about the difference between User Stories and Software Requirements Specifications, specifically 1) Do you think that “user story” is just a fancy name for SRS? 2) How do you compare a “user story” to “SRS”? 3) Do you think that …

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Last week I revealed a little game/exercise that I have been running to demonstrate the difference between activities and behaviours in a non Agile environment versus an Agile environment and how the activities and behaviours shift to the team and the Scrum Master/Iteration Manager. I would like to now share the results of the game. …

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I know I am an idealist. I don’t think I have ever met a coach who isn’t. It is part of our nature, the continual strive for perfection, the search for true north, the Kaizen culture of always seeking ‘better’.  This means that sometimes I am never appear happy with the status quo.  It isn’t …

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