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Southern California Agile Leadership Summit

Southern California Agile Leadership Summit At Rocket Nine Solutions, we are excited to tell you about a special event we have coming up: our inaugural Southern California Agile Leadership Summit in Anaheim at the Disney Grand Californian on November 5, 2015. Executive Support… or the Lack Thereof The summit is an opportunity for coaches of agile transformations...

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Did Management Think Scrum Was a Gym Membership?

Does your management think scrum is a gym membership? Deciding to use Scrum is a transforming decision. We have people say that they want their kids to go to traditional public school so that their kids can participate in sports. The general reason is because it changes the kid. The structure and goals of the...

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Scrum Team Training Essential for Buy-in

Scrum Team Training is Essential for Buy-in Team Not Bought In? Train Them. As we coach organizations, I come across a common problem of team members not bought into Scrum, resisting the changes or having a negative attitude towards them. Every time, those members had no Scrum team training. But consider how you would feel if someone...

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How to Get Started with Scrum on a Team

How to Get Started with Scrum on a Team Today we want to talk about what to do as you get started with Scrum on a team. There are a couple of key pieces I want to share about this and then we’ll roll through a couple of case studies. The main things we’re looking for...

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Agile Adoption and Crossing the Chasm

Let’s look at the the connections between organizational change, agile adoption and Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore Today, I want to talk to you about a common model that I draw up in my ScrumMaster classes that I think you might find helpful. This model frames and gives context to challenges that we find in...

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ScrumMaster as Servant Leader

When considering who should be a ScrumMaster (a popular post on our site), I thought it might be helpful to walk through some traits to look for, or develop, in yourself or others in your organization.  Who is a Servant Leader?   I’d like to start off with Servant Leader because I think it guides so...

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Change on Your Team

How do you get a change on your team to do things more efficiently, even though the team can’t quite see how it will benefit? A former student, now a friend (when someone knows your favorite drink is Cafe Americano, then you’re officially friends), called me up the other day to ask a great question....

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Automating Agile Processes

Melvin Laguren presented on Automating Agile Processes at Scrum Day OC in March 2015 An important part of making agility a reality in development work is automating Agile processes. We need to put in place practices, such as: Relentless Refactoring Test-Driven Development Continuous Integration Developers get hands-on experience with all these agile practices and more...

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Using Scrum at Home

Anyone else using Scrum at home? 🙂 It started as an afterthought. “Why don’t we use Scrum?” My wife, Jill, and I had been talking about the challenges that we had been having with homeschooling our two old kids, Katie and Ally. Assignments had been late, misunderstood, and sections missed. I was surprised when Jill was ready...