It’s time to courageously tackle another common fear when implementing Scrum. In part 2 of this 3 part blog series I tackle the fear of exposure. Read more about putting this fear of exposure to rest!
There are many fears that bubble up when organizations and teams start implementing Scrum. In part 1 of this 3 part blog series I tackle one of the big fears – the fear of change. Read more about putting this fear of change to rest!
In fact, not only do we still love the testers, we love them even more in our new Scrum world! In this article, I cover how this change is nothing to be feared and why testers are safe in this new environment. I also discuss how the tester also functions as a consultant, designer and explorer in Scrum. Intrigued? Well, find out more by reading more!
It’s time to mix things up a little so for this blog article, it’s going to actually be a video! That’s right, it’s a presentation I did recently at Agile Australia 2012 that went very well. I tackle a range of issues around the right attitudes and abilities that your ScrumMaster or anyone in an Agile leadership position needs to have. There are even some laugh-out-loud parts surrounding some real job ads. Grab a drink and let’s get into the video!
There is a movement in IT recruiting circles to try and locate so-called ‘rock-star’ developers. I’ve always had an issue with this juxtaposition as I feel it sends a confused message to the market. Let’s think about this for a minute; what are the qualities that are synonymous with rock stars?
I’m sure you’ll agree that they are typically perceived as charismatic, creative and individualistic – good things right? Flipping the coin now, let’s now take a look at some of the not so laudable (stereotypical) characteristics – think temperamental, attention-seeking and arrogant with a healthy dose of ‘my way or the highway’ attitude thrown in there.
Does this sound like the type of person that would play nicely in a tight Scrum team? I think not. Read more about rockstars and studio musicians here…
When the global Agile Tour made it’s 2011 stop in Sydney, we each had a few minutes to create a new Agile game from scratch and my concept was lucky enough to be selected as the one to build upon. Read more about it here…