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 ...

Global Organizational Transformation to Agile and Distributed Scrum 1

Global Organizational Transformation to Agile and Distributed Scrum
Let’s say you’ve been given a pre-1940’s battleship fleet and your orders are to take your fleet and go across the ocean into a major conflict and win against a modern navel force…now.   A battleship was the flagship of the pre-1940’s navy, but today you need carriers to to be effective with a global navel strategy.   You’re going to need to change your battleship ...

Three Things to Look for When Assembling a Team 7

Three Things to Look for When Assembling a Team
Through my 20+ professional years in the IT, Retail, and Finance sectors, I have asked every team which I have hired or assembled for three things, and always the same three things regardless of what they were being asked to do; three things which they need to bring with them every day to their profession; ...