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 ...

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 ...

Team Building: Diversity finds things experience won’t

Team Building:  Diversity finds things experience won’t
Diversity brings a broader perspective and a broader perspective is critical to strong team building.  A good friend of mine recently told me a story which shows how important diversity (skillset, age, gender, background, etc.) is to building successful teams and how diversity finds things experience alone will not. My friend’s daughter recently started an internship ...