Every week, Certified Scrum Trainer and Agile Coach Adam Weisbart delivers actionable advice about the Scrum framework, agile software development, and agile management. Not content with doling out hypothetical advice from an ivory tower, Adam takes calls from real people struggling with real-world problems. Using his years of experience as an Agilist and practitioner of Scrum, he provides concise, step-by-step instructions that give you new tools to conquer your challenges.
Tune in! Adam will be discussing Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, Backlog Refinement, Scaling Scrum, Lean Startup, Test Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven Development (BDD), Paper Prototyping, QA in Scrum, the role of agile managers, servant leadership, agile coaching, and more!
Agile Virtual Summit Preview: Lyssa Adkins
There are few people in the agile world that have had a bigger impact on our work than Lyssa. In this episode, we’ll talk about her upcoming session at the Agile Virtual Summit entitled Running Around Like Crazy? Use Agile on Yourself! (it’s harder than it seems but really worth it). She’ll even share some brand...
How do we make sure we have cross-functional teams and why does it matter?
Every once in a while I stumble upon a facilitation tool that works so well I’m a little shocked. Recently I was helping several teams work together to create a backlog for their large project and I had a sneaking suspicion that the teams they had formed were not truly cross-functional. The trouble was, as...
What agile practices can you recommend to our game development studio?
Whether you build video games for a living, or just like playing them for fun today’s episode will help you improve your Scrum implementation. I’m always looking for practical tips on how teams can improve their work together and my friend Clinton Keith (who wrote Agile Game Development with Scrum) just came out with a new book...
How do we remove silos when doing government contract work using Scrum?
Ed works for a government integrator and is finding it very difficult to deliver thin vertical slices of functionality every sprint. The difficulty is that, by law, his company cannot have access to the full system they’re working on. I’ve enlisted the help of my friend Patrick McConnell, who’s an Agilist with tons of government experience...
How should we form new Scrum teams?
In my courses and coaching, I’m often asked how a Scrum team should be formed. Since the Scrum Guide gives no guidance on this, organizations usually decide to have managers form these new teams. Sadly, this approach doesn’t work well in the long run for a myriad of reasons. Thankfully, there’s a better way. On today’s show,...
How can we have good retrospectives (about our Scrum Master)?
The podcast is BACK! Today’s question comes from Stig, who is wondering how to help his team give honest and constructive feedback to their Scrum Master during retrospectives. We’ll talk about an approach you can use to help your team to break through the power imbalance that might be keeping them from sharing useful information with your Scrum...