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 ...

Approach Matters

Approach Matters
Approach influences the effectiveness of activity.  The way in which techniques are learned and applied is as important to their success as the techniques themselves.  TED talks are a great example of how approach influences learning.  In just a matter of minutes, exceptionally bright people breakdown often-complex ideas into simple consumable elements, introducing a broad audience to new ...

Common Concepts with Successful Open Space

Common Concepts with Successful Open Space
  Have you worked in or setup any Open Space Work Configurations at your company?  Did you experience success?  Did it start out successful and then fizzle out?  Did the effort crash and burn in a blaze of glory? Over recent years, many people have written about a wide range of experiences with Open Space Work Configurations. Some people have ...