Often Asked Question: Can a Scrum Team run without a Scrum Master?

Often Asked Question: Can a Scrum Team run without a Scrum Master?
The primary charges of a Scrum Master are as follows: Be the protector of the team (keep distractions and counter-culture from disrupting their work and time) Be the champion of both the team and the philosophy (in this case Scrum and the Agile approach) Be the mediator for the team if differences are not being ...

Using Value-Output as a Metric for gauging your Process Effectiveness 2

Using Value-Output as a Metric for gauging your Process Effectiveness
Let me start by saying I hope you never have to use this approach in your organization.  If you have buy-in from your senior staff, your teams, your PMO, and your stakeholders and customers on your process and how it is measured, read no further.  If not ask yourself this… Does your company live and die ...

Global Organizational Transformation to Agile and Distributed Scrum 1

Global Organizational Transformation to Agile and Distributed Scrum
Let’s say you’ve been given a pre-1940’s battleship fleet and your orders are to take your fleet and go across the ocean into a major conflict and win against a modern navel force…now.   A battleship was the flagship of the pre-1940’s navy, but today you need carriers to to be effective with a global navel strategy.   You’re going to need to change your battleship ...