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 »

A way to inspect, adapt and follow-up your team strategy

I will start with: “If everything is important, then nothing is.” ― Patrick Lencioni Followed by this: Important In this post I will show you a way of inspecting, adapting and following-up your strategy, but is attached to a particular way of defining the strategy, which in this case is by having several priorities, where each priority has several… Read More »

Feature teams and Component teams

I know this topic is quite known already, but still, I wanted to write about it. I will try to be clear as possible explaining each type of teams using my own drawings, I will give you a little bit of context so you understand what are you seeing. whatever.com In this article whatever.com means our main product, basically… Read More »

Cross-functional restaurant

Lately, I have been seen myself in troubles when it comes to explain the importance of being a cross-functional team, being cross-functional does not mean you know how to do everything, and you end up not being good at anything, being specialist of Front-End, Back-End, QA, Data Bases… is just not possible and unfortunately, this is what many people think is to be… Read More »