Retrospective for when the day of delivery is close

There is a team who has been working really hard to achieve a deadline, the deadline actually is next month, currently, they are in the last month and nerves and stress starts to pop up. I was in their Stand Up this week where one of the developers basically said, why are working on this bug now? this… 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 »

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 »