Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

24-09-2014

On the road to high performance teams

I have been thinking about continuing education for Scrum Masters. The objective of a Scrum Master is to create a high performance team, which is in […]
08-07-2010

In Praise of the Waterfall

I have been following an interesting discussion on scrumdevelopment looking for case studies on Productivity improvements and ROI from Scrum. Roy Morien wrote: “What I am […]
22-01-2010

Cancel all your room reservations!

If there is one thing common to every big company I have ever coached, it is the lack of available meeting rooms. Getting people together is […]
01-11-2009

Managers, Impediments, Responsibility. Oh my!

Here’s the situation: a department with 5 development teams, several of which are starting to do Scrum. The Scrum Masters have a problem. They couldn’t fix […]
14-10-2009

Saving Great Companies from Paralysis

Gary Hamel of the WSJ recently asked, “What really kills great companies?” He observed that established, successful companies become encrusted and unresponsive. During this time they […]
30-05-2008

Retrospective: Scrum Training with TargetProcess

Last week, I gave my first public course on “Agile Project Management with Scrum and Target Process“. Preparing a course is quite demanding, and I must […]
25-04-2008

Digesting Change

Two different customers have recently raised the issue of managing (or rather digesting) change in organizations that are resistant to change. “Our company is over 100 […]
23-02-2008

Story Points and the Heart of Scrum

Last week I wrote, “Story Points are not uncontroversial” and lo, and behold, not a week after I made the comment, I posted essentially the same […]
07-02-2008

Scrum Breakfast in Zürich: Continuous Improvement

Yesterday, Marcello Leonardi gave a talk about his experience as developer and Scrummaster in namics’ WLC project. It was cool — 25 people, mostly experienced project […]

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