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 ...

Manufacturers continue to tool for growing collaborative approach (one company’s ad)

Manufacturers continue to tool for growing collaborative approach (one company's ad)
Manufacturers of business equipment continue to pivot and respond to the growing trend of collaborative workspaces (you may know it as open space) over more traditional cube-farm structures.   Here is one company’s ad reinforcing their commitment to providing solutions with the intent to appeal to the new mindset.  This accompanies any successful strategy to build quality ...

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 ...