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Peter Stevens, Entrepreneur and Scrum Trainer

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Blog about Scrum: Getting started, Crisis Project Management, and Transforming IT into a Lean Organization.

Announcing the PAS Workshop: Double Your Professional Impact in 8 Weeks

Posted on April 26, 2017, 10:13 am
I have created a video about my new workshop on the Personal Agility System: Double your professional impact in 8 weeks.

The online workshop starts next week. You can learn all about it here, and you'll find a special 2 for 1 offer towards the end...


You can sign up and get full information at https://saat-network.ch/pas!
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How does backlog refinement work?

Posted on April 3, 2017, 7:43 am
Last month, at the Scrum Breakfast Club, we looked at backlog refinement, so I had an opportunity to explain the product backlog iceberg, a popular metaphor for explaining the process. All about stories and features, TFB  and NFC, and everything else you need to know on a stories voyage from epic to grain of sand.
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Who wants to try a Personal Daily Scrum?

Posted on February 25, 2017, 9:25 am
Thanks to My Priorities Map, I know what I want to accomplish every week, but it's still a challenge to focus each day. My inbox, twitter, linked in, facebook, reddit, google news and clowns and criminals in high office all offer huge potential distraction, enticing me to waste the day away. Not to mention there are things I like to do, and things I don't.

Yesterday I tried something new. I changed how I do my "daily scrum". In my calendar, I have an appointment with myself, every day except Sunday. Here's the agenda:

  1. What did you accomplish yesterday? (Give yourself a high-five!)
  2. Of all the things you want to you get this week, what is the most important thing to accomplish today?
  3. Are you having difficulties doing this? If so, who can help?
Yesterday, it really helped! So I have set up my calendar to send me an email with these three questions every morning at 8:30 for the next week. A friendly reminder to celebrate and focus. I am going to try it for a week and I have asked a colleague to do the same. We want to see if this helps!

Do you think this might help you? If so let's try it together. Drop me a line here (my contact form), and I'll let you know how you can participate! 
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A conversation about My Personal Agility

Posted on February 22, 2017, 9:27 am
Next week, I will be giving a webinar on My Personal Agility for the Discussing Agile group in India. Yesterday I spoke with host Piyali about the essentials of My Personal Agility. What started out as a way to get more get stuff done has become a way to do more that matters and recognize who you are and who you are becoming.

We talked about how it works and what it can do for you:




Next week in the webinar we'll talk about how you can get started! Have post-its and some wall space ready, because we are going to get practical! You find out about the Personal Agility Webinar Workshop on Discuss Agile web site page. See you there!




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The Story of Tesla, by Elon Musk

Posted on January 9, 2017, 8:00 am
They didn't know it at the time but they created the first Tesla Roadster by taking a working prototype and iterating on the design. By the time the Roadster was announced, they had replaced 96% of the original prototype. "It's amazing what we can do with small teams and tiny budgets." BTW this is part one, you'll want to stay for most of part two. Another video I had to watch to the end!





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