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How the wrong question can nip self organization in the bud

How the wrong question can nip self-organization in the bud

Think about yourself as the Scrum Master of a development team. Think about the last time you coached somebody on your team. They came to you with a problem or an impediment. You did the right thing and you took the coaching stance, you didn’t advise them, but only asked questions as to coach them […]

5 top skills to develop for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach

Are you looking to become a better Scrum Master or Agile Coach? Here’s where you need to focus on! We give you 5 essential skills for a Scrum Master or Agile Coach. So, you already know Scrum. Ok, what’s next? Before you start – Assess yourself honestly. Do you really know Scrum well? Scrum Master […]

The four perspectives of a Product Owner

One of the challenges organizations face when moving towards Agile ways of working is the role of a product owner. We generally understand the idea of the one person ultimately accountable for return-on-investment for their “product”. However, go into a company doing Agile nowadays and ask one of the product owners if they are empowered to […]

Product Owner Maturity Model

The impact of a good Product Owner is evident – there is clarity of vision and an all-around alignment of efforts focused on value delivery. However, breaking down the skills needed for great Product Owners is not easy as so much of the role depends on context. A Product Owner in a startup who is […]