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 ...

Watch sustainable improvement blossom with an adaptive, blended approach to Lean and Agile

Watch sustainable improvement blossom with an adaptive, blended approach to Lean and Agile
In today’s organizations, sustainable improvement is as critical to success as great talent or financial capital. It’s well accepted that the rate of change around the globe is increasing, putting pressure on organizations to adapt quicker to trends and shifts. Because of this, it has become very popular to begin integrating values and techniques which ...

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 ...