How to approach your first Sprint planning

Planning the next Sprint, iteration or whatever you called is not easy, and more if you have never done it before, what I will show you it is just a way to approach the first Sprint planning of a team, of course depending of the need of the team to plan might be something to consider before preparing… Read More »

Status Quo Canvas

You probably know that feeling when you start in a new place where you don’t know anyone, and you don’t know anything about what they do and how are they organized. The only way to fix this is to talk to people and exchange with them so you can understand better the context you are. This happened to… Read More »

Being cross-functional or not, is it that easy?

If you know me you know that is an important topic for me… I of course believe in being specialist/expert of a topic, but I also believe in being able to help each other when needed, but the question is: Are we happy to sacrifice a bit our personals technical wins for the good of the product/project and team?… Read More »

The Highway

As usual, the time that it takes me from home to the office is quite productive, I often think about retrospective models I could use depending on different situations, let me show you the following situation and the retrospective model I created for it.   Imagine that there is a team who has been working quite hard to… Read More »

Helix of Feelings

Last week I was thinking in a retrospective model I could use for a retro I was going to have the next day, the team, in this case, is close to a date where they have to deliver a particular set of features, we have been doing Sprints of one week and I wanted to do something different… Read More »

Value Perceptor

Time ago I wrote about Product Owner, Development Team and Business Value where I talked about what is Business Value,  but, there is a lot of interpretation about that, and because there is a lot of interpretation the perception of value creation can change depending on whom you ask. One day I was looking for interesting articles and I ended up… Read More »