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I'd Settle For One Why

March 14, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

I've been doing Lean in one form or another for decades. One of the key practices is "asking 5 whys" to get to the root cause of issues. Many times I've helped clients use the 5-whys to discover their core problems which ended up being not where thought they were. A very powerful, yet easy, technique.

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Why I Put A Course Desc on Our FLEX Portal

March 13, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

We continue to do our marketing via education. We blog, write books, give seminars &more. Our mantra is 2educate & if people see benefit of what we're saying, maybe they'll come to us. If not, at least we've contributed to the world. I've watched how Scrum training has been done for almost 20 yrs. The biggest shift is in making it more experiential-a good thing. However, the content hasn't change a lot. Some great techniques (INVEST, Story mapping, ...) have been introduced but don't represent the latest thinking.

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Why Your Focus Should Not Be On Learning Scrum But On Being Effective With Scrum

March 12, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

Scrum can be a great team-level framework. However, learning Scrum itself is not enough. In other words, it's not the framework we're interested in-it's the benefits it provides. Scrum itself is very simple: 3 roles, 5 events and 4 artifacts. If you are planning on going Agile with Scrum you need to understand the following:

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What Net Objectives Believes Is Necessary To Add To Scrum

March 11, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

What Net Objectives believes is necessary to add to Scrum

We have found that there are patterns of success &challenge in learning Scrum. We take advantage of this by including the following when we teach Scrum:

Ask if is Scrum applicable to the team? http://bit.ly/2HqxYI4

Understand why Scrum works & what it attempting to do http://bit.ly/2BLroZZ

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Contrasting the Daily Scrum with Kanban’s Daily Standup

March 1, 2018 — Posted by Al Shalloway

In the Scrum Guide, the Daily Scrum suggests using these three questions:

  1. What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
  2. What will I do today to help the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?
  3. Do I see any impediment that prevents me or the Development Team from meeting the Sprint Goal?

You’ll notice the focus is on the individual. In a Kanban standup, the questions would be different;

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