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Common Agile Practices That Sabotage Us


Sometimes we need help to improve our team and sharing insights into why some practices and behaviors can sabotage team progress.  Take a look at the following observations teams have made to see if your team can identify with them and take action before it becomes a bigger or longer term problem. Observation: We have... Continue Reading →

What options do we have to integrate a UX/UI team into our Scrum process?


Although this question doesn't come up all the time, it certainly comes up enough that sharing how our team made the decision to keep the Design team work outside our scrum team's sprint could be helpful to others. Just to give you some background, this team has been focusing on the intake of new projects, how... Continue Reading →

Agile Ceremonies


NOTE: Since this post references project workflow and you may want further clarification, check out my other post regarding project workflow here. Please take a look at the summary below which explains the type of meetings and practices throughout the lifecycle of our projects that we'll be focusing on improving and adjusting as we grow as an... Continue Reading →

Yes, We’re Agile but we still Plan, right?


Yes, of course you still need to plan - even when following some type of agile method. It still amazes me that so many organizations stop doing this. Some don't it because they believe that agile means no planning and some don't it because ... well, there are so many other reasons. Is it really... Continue Reading →

Chocolate Bread with a hint of Banana


Revised a recipe I found today and it's really yummy! Ingredients 2 large bananas very ripe 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cups raw sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1.5 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened coco powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup chocolate chips Instructions Preheat to 350 degrees F . Grease and flour a 9"... Continue Reading →

Carrot, Beet, Berry Juice


Ingredients: 3 beets 6-8 carrots 2 lemons 10-15 strawberries About a 1/2 inch nugget of ginger Directions: Wash all ingredients. Cut the rind off the lemons. Cut the greens off the tops of the beets and chop the beets if they’re too big to fit in your juicer. Save the beet green tops for something... Continue Reading →

Seeking Your Own Personal Tipping Point


I've been a seeker for most of my life now and I find wonderful things in many different places.  One of them is from The Daily Love; a daily blog by Mastin Kipp.  As part  of his blog, he provides quotes pertaining to his blog.  I find that these quotes are meaningful to me in... Continue Reading →

No Scrum Master? Is it still Scrum?


What happens when the team gets all the training about Scrum, begins to kickoff the process but they don't have a Scrum Master? There are arguments (some legitimate and some not) to justify why Scrum will work without a Scrum Master. First, let me say that a Scrum Master is a role not a title... Continue Reading →

Kiss Me I’m Irish’ish


For years, I've believed that I was Irish; mostly Irish, at least, with a little Scotch and English I was sure. But after using a DNA kit from a Groupon, I found out I'm actually Belgian, among many other European flavors. So despite this scientific evidence, my trip to Ireland is still on and I'm... Continue Reading →

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