Different types of feedback, different impact on people

Lately this is a topic that for different reasons I have been involved, we all know that giving feedback is positive and we should try to do it often, actually I like to ask for feedback after I finish a dynamic, retro or whatever I facilitate or help with, but this post is not about why we should… Read More »

How I experienced Scrum across 5 different time zones

Everything started after my adventure in Barcelona, I joined Dominion Marine Media now Boats Group  in 2013, I started working with the whole team from Palma de Mallorca, my main contact point was in UK where I moved afterwards, I’m not going to share here the whole story, I will focus on how we were working with 5… Read More »

Visual Agile v.1

Everything started some months ago when my interests in analyzing better the data available of Jira increased, Jira has great dashboards, but those dashboards sometimes are hard to configure, there are many add-ons out there, but of course, you have to pay for them. I started to check Jira API and step by step I developed my own tool… Read More »

Velocity, PBIs and Forecasting

I have to admit that I have never had good experiences with velocity, I had average experiences, I have always struggled with it, some years ago when I was developer and now more recently as Agile Coach and Scrum Master. I know that with the team getting more into Norming and Performing, with the velocity we should be… Read More »

Product Owner, Development Team and Business Value

Lately, I have been reading a lot about Business Value in Agile environments, and the last book I have read is this one The Art Of Business Value, I highly recommend the book, it made me think a lot! and that is why I’m writing this post. There is something very important when it comes to working in… Read More »

How you could visualize your Decision Making Flow

Influenced by Agile Decision Making with Marius de Beer I came up with this simulation of #DecisionMaking visualization, basically I’m trying to see and be more transparent with how is affecting the teams the way of making decisions. Every day we have to move forward our stuff right? and the team we work might not be able to… Read More »

The importance of feeling ownership

Finally, I will write about this, thinking in my last year as Scrum Master I think I got enough experience to write about this, or at least to share my thoughts. In my past experience, I worked always for big organizations, except when I moved to Barcelona and I tried to create my own company “Barcelona In My… Read More »

Daily Standup Health Assessment

This idea came up when time ago I attended for the first time one team Daily Standup, one team that I would start working with them as Scrum Master. In order to give you some context, this is the situation: The team meets 2 times per week in a meeting of 30 minutes. So the Daily Standup started and each of them… Read More »

Find what you can delegate v1

Finding what to delegate sometimes can be really hard, especially in a complex environment like software development, where high-quality software demands high expertise in certain parts of the process, like programming Back-End or Front-End code, or doing automation tests, or building all the infrastructure for continuous integration/delivery, there a lot of things that we have to take into… Read More »