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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...

Coronavirus has sent many people that in regular days are working from the office to work from home. This is a big change for many teams that need to establish new ways of work. Here are some tips for managers that are relevant for...

Under Siege – Working from Home in Coronavirus Days

Coronavirus has sent many people that in regular days are working from the office to work from home. This is a big change for many teams that need to establish new ways of work. Here are some tips for managers that are relevant for...

These are crazy times. I’m lucky that during this time I can still do things that are in the vicinity of my comfort zone. When working with a client or teaching a class I rely pretty heavily on liberating structures, training from the back...

Facilitating Collaborative Meetings In The Age of COVID19

These are crazy times. I’m lucky that during this time I can still do things that are in the vicinity of my comfort zone. When working with a client or teaching a class I rely pretty heavily on liberating structures, training from the back...

The complex reality presents many challenges and dilemmas that Scrum Masters and leaders at all levels try to solve using problem-solving techniques. Yet dilemmas are different from problems. While problems have a good answer or solution, dilemmas have more than a single good answer....

The polarity in the life of a great Scrum Master and every manager- Useful tool for leaders

The complex reality presents many challenges and dilemmas that Scrum Masters and leaders at all levels try to solve using problem-solving techniques. Yet dilemmas are different from problems. While problems have a good answer or solution, dilemmas have more than a single good answer....