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 ...

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 ...