I've written these articles to simply structure my thoughts and to record what I currently think about a topic. This means that they will be updated as my learning continues.
Recently updated are towards the top.
Introducing the Scrum Master Backlog
If the title of this article offends you, then you’re probably a Scrum/Agile purist. If it doesn’t, but piques your interest, then you’re likely someone who has recently started working with Scrum and are thinking, “I know the Product Backlog and even the Sprint Backlog, but I’ve never heard of the the Scrum Master Backlog”. The Scrum Master Backlog […]
Takeaways from Gartner’s 2016 PMO recommendations
I recently watched one of Gartner’s analyst, Mbula Schoen, present some best practices of the PMO at the recent Gartner PPM & IT Governance Summit (2016).
Here are a couple of takeaways.
Encourage your Scrum team to take more risks
Trust is needed for your team to take more risks because you are likely asking people to change their behavior and to move their comfort level.
How to deal with resources not focusing on your project
I was recently listening to a podcast over at Cornelius Fichtner’s PM Podcast and it brought back some experiences I had. The podcast interviewed Margaret Meloni who basically talked about trusting your intuition about resources’ actual progress on their tasks and some warning signs. To illustrate the situation, Margaret tells the story of a line manager who told one of her direct reports […]
Is the PMO’s perspective insulated?
Be sure to re-evaluate your perspectives (or way of looking at the world) occasionally to make sure you are doing the right activities, for the right reasons, for the right people