Archive for November 2017

The Why and the How of Cross-Functional Teams in Scrum

No methodology, let alone a framework of that methodology, or any of the processes defined by that methodology, can be followed without having an effective team to follow that methodology and implement those processes.  One of the four core values of agile software development as stated by the Agile Manifesto states the importance of individuals…

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We Were Social

On Thursday night we held the “Don’t Be a Turkey” Social and even though I stress out every time about who will be there and will we have enough food, it turned out great. Shane was on point with his presentation and really impressed everyone. I got some great footage for once and I am…

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Agile Is NOT Just For IT Projects!

Today, I participated in the 8th Global Peter Drucker Forum (https://www.druckerforum.org/2017/the-event/program/).  The CEO of the Scrum Alliance, Lisa Hershman, gave an inspiring presentation about how Agile was used to transform a struggling high school in Phoenix, AZ. Hope High School in Phoenix, AZ serves “at-risk” students who have been thrown out of their public school…

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Don’t Be a Turkey

We, as Delaware Valley Agile (“DelValAgile”) are holding our next Meetup tomorrow evening in Wayne, PA. The name of the event is “Don’t Be a Turkey”. It brings back memories to when I was studying piano at a younger age. My music teacher would fondly call me a “turkey”. We wanted to give back even…

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November Non-CSM Workshop

We had another great 2 day Non-CSM workshop in Media over the past two days.  Most of the attendees were in a career transition.  A majority did not have an IT background or a background in project management, but all wanted to learn more about Agile and Scrum, which was really encouraging to see.  Our…

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