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Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...

SAFe Program Dependency Board Retrospective

Learning from the SAFe Program Dependency Board The SAFe Program Board or Program Dependency Board is a key artifact used in PI Planning and Execution. The ART Teams and Stakeholders used it to align, anticipate risks, and adapt the plan accordingly. This “inspection and...

Everybody wants to Scale Scrum So you have a couple of Scrum Teams that are working in adjacent areas and you’re starting to face some challenges in delivering value in a coordinated integrative way. This is more or less the time you started searching...

Scaling Scrum with Nexus and Kanban

Everybody wants to Scale Scrum So you have a couple of Scrum Teams that are working in adjacent areas and you’re starting to face some challenges in delivering value in a coordinated integrative way. This is more or less the time you started searching...

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with Dinosaurs? We typically say that Scrum Masters get to herd cats. But Scrum Product Owners actually need to learn how to ride a Dinosaur! With the click-bate established, what does that even mean?  I’ve been...

Advanced Scrum Product Ownership – Riding Dinosaurs

What does Scrum Product Ownership have to do with Dinosaurs? We typically say that Scrum Masters get to herd cats. But Scrum Product Owners actually need to learn how to ride a Dinosaur! With the click-bate established, what does that even mean?  I’ve been...

Introduction Atlassian is in the process of making some big changes to its products for the past year. It started with the acquiring of Agile Craft” and labeling it as “Jira Align”. They continued with major changes in the cloud UI, then came the...

Portfolio for Jira / Advanced Roadmaps / Plans

Introduction Atlassian is in the process of making some big changes to its products for the past year. It started with the acquiring of Agile Craft” and labeling it as “Jira Align”. They continued with major changes in the cloud UI, then came the...

Written by SPC Sachin Dhaygude Recently in retrospectives of one of the scrum teams, one team member had some strong opinions about guidelines that were defined for code reviews. Besides what to review and how to review, the guidelines also had some instructions on...

Guidelines for Common sense ☺

Written by SPC Sachin Dhaygude Recently in retrospectives of one of the scrum teams, one team member had some strong opinions about guidelines that were defined for code reviews. Besides what to review and how to review, the guidelines also had some instructions on...

The COVID19 pandemic gives us plenty of opportunities to think about uncertainty, complexity, and how to deal with those using Empiricism. When it comes to our work in Agile teams and organizations, the first thing we need to acknowledge is that the first thing...

COVID19 and Agile – a fresh perspective on uncertainty, complexity, empiricism and flow and what to do about it.

The COVID19 pandemic gives us plenty of opportunities to think about uncertainty, complexity, and how to deal with those using Empiricism. When it comes to our work in Agile teams and organizations, the first thing we need to acknowledge is that the first thing...

UPDATE: Back in 2015 I wrote in my personal blog about a Spotify Squad-level tool I started using in Executive/Management workshops as well as all-hands QuickStarts/QuickBoosts. I just realized I never mentioned here on the AgileSparks blog. Also, the option to run this assessment...

Using the Spotify Squad “Health” Check beyond the Squad – Pandemic version

UPDATE: Back in 2015 I wrote in my personal blog about a Spotify Squad-level tool I started using in Executive/Management workshops as well as all-hands QuickStarts/QuickBoosts. I just realized I never mentioned here on the AgileSparks blog. Also, the option to run this assessment...