Agile manager

Evolution of the Agile manager

How will the role of the manager change in an Agile organisation? This is a question that keeps every manager busy when they start their Agile journey. In this blog I describe the pattern of a changing management style. The behaviour is based on my observations when coaching the Agile manager. The Pattern of an Agile Manager A crucial part of an Agile transition is the mindset and acting of…

Evolution of the Development Team

What are the characteristics of a good Development Team and how does a Development Team evolve when it is using Scrum? In my previous two blogs I described the pattern of an evolving Scrum Master and a Product Owner. This blog describes how a Development Team typically evolves. 10 Years ago I had the privilege to be a developer in a Scrum team. This was a real revelation for me:…

How to implement your Product Backlog?

One of the most important artifacts in Scrum is the Product Backlog. It is owned by the Product Owner and should be the single source for any changes that you make to your product. The Scrum Guide tells us WHAT a Scrum Team should do with the Product Backlog to guarantee that we are continuously focusing on building the highest value features each Sprint. What the Scrum Guide doesn’t tell…