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Radical Thoughts

Last week I was fortunate to attend the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, TX.  My experience there was very positive, with learning and great conversations. The biggest thrill for me was finally meeting in person many people whose work I admire.  (A full review of the event is a different post.) I did note something […]

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Scrum Teams Have A Team Lead

Many companies define positions by a list of “Roles, Responsibilities, Accountability and Authority.”  The RRAA concept is that every individual needs to have RRAA defined for them so everyone knows what each person is supposed to do.  This supports the common focus on individuals as “resources.”  (Funny how companies talk about the importance of teamwork […]

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Losing My “Champion Skeptic”

During the time I have been advocating changes to Scrum and agile I have encountered many skeptics.  Some were and are more adamant than others.  One excellent engineer was such a strong opponent of Scrum, I feared he would derail all change efforts.  For a while, I also feared talking to him about his objections. […]

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