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 ...

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 ...