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Look at What We Can Predict In Complex Systems

April 10, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

What complexity tells us is that we can't predict with accuracy about complex systems. But not all aspects of a complex system are complex. Furthermore, there are things that influence complex systems. The key is feedback and shortening delays in workflow and in achieving feedback.

But Scrum makes many predictions:

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Don't settle for less than you need

April 10, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

With 20 years of experience at team-level Agile, I believe all of the following statements are true:

Teams need a set, simple starting point that provides the choice of being pre-defined or where they are from which they will move forward

Teams need a way to move forward and transcend the starting point

Organizations don’t’ want any immutable pieces because doing so will make it inapplicable for parts of the organization

It must be based on a model that helps people understand the mechanisms under their challenges

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Scrum should be adopted within the Lean-Mindset, not just put some Lean-Principles into Scrum

April 9, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scrum should be adopted within the Lean-Mindset, not just put some Lean-Principles into Scrum. But, even if you disagree, here are some ways Lean helps people adopting Scrum.

  • remove delays in workflow and feedback
  • have a focus on quality
  • work on small batches
  • take an holistic approach
  • make all work visible

See the details at  How Lean-Thinking Helps Scrum

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Becoming an effective Scrum Master

April 9, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

We hear, and believe, that the only way to become an effective Scrum Master (or actually, anything) is to actually do it. Unfortunately, most Scrum Masters are prepared with only 2 days of training on being a Scrum Master where their own work is not included in the workshop.

Even if it were, as those who would tell you, 2 days is not enough to prepare you to be a Scrum Master, at best you get an introduction to what that means.

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The Reasons We Created Scrum/APM

April 4, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scrum/APM is our extension of Scrum. And by extension, we mean a change to, not merely adding pieces to.

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