“Scrum Is Bad” – 5 Simple Facts That Kill Stupid Arguments Against Scrum

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Can I ask you a question? How often do you hear negative arguments or critics about Scrum? In my career as a Scrum Master I had at least two discussions a week and I really got tired of it. It felt like a big, never-ending ping-pong game with the developers, middle management or even the CEO of the company. There are always some foolish trolls who want to challenge you with the same arguments … over, and over, and over again.

This post will tell you 5 strong and simple facts that will kill the most upcoming arguments against Scrum! Ready? Great, then let’s start.

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Building A Sustainable And Innovative Organization In South America

I moved to Latin America in 2016 in order to continue with the family business of my father in law. The Organization is in the 3rd generation and as soon as I settled down in Colombia, I wanted to know more about the business. It’s a commercial business, selling upholstery, materials for architectural projects. Furthermore there is a foam factory where they produce every kind and design of mattresses. As soon as I understood the big picture I recognized the huge potential. In this blog post I want to tell you about my current project! Read how and why we initiated a Lean Change Process to get this Company ready for the next decade!

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3 Mandatory Characters You Need For Highly Innovative And Creative Teams

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Hey everybody. I want to write my blog posts as authentic as possible. Therefore every single article is based on real-life experiences from my daily work as a Coach. This time I want to tell you something about bad team setups. In my time as a Coach I often faced the situation to join a team whose members were mixed up randomly by the company. The resulted constellation can be super frustrating because team members weren’t selected according to their skills and context. In this blog post I will explain you the hard consequences of building teams without a plan. Read about the 3 main characters that are absolutely mandatory for a highly innovative and creative team. No Theory! No Fluff! Just Real Life Facts! Continue Reading →

Answered: Your Most Burning Questions About Leading 2 Teams as a Scrum Master

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Hi everybody! This time I would like to share my new guest blog post about a very hot thread: How to lead 2 teams as a Scrum Master! In my career as a Scrum Master I worked in many different companies and in some of them I had to take over 2 teams. To be honest this experience can be very tough and challenging. In the following guest article I would like to answer the most burning questions about leading 2 teams as a Scrum Master. Continue Reading →

8 Indicators Why Your Scrum Master Is An Idiot

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In the last 10 years I’ve experienced many Scrum Masters. This role can be crucial for the success of an upcoming agile Team. If companies take bad hiring decisions the cost runs high because the damage can be tremendous for the team and organization. I identified 8 bad characteristics and indicators that shows your team that you should ban your Scrum Monster from hell.

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5 surprisingly easy methods to fight your inner Procrastinator

Fight against Procrastination

Do you know this? You think about a task you actually don’t like to do. You shift your focus of attention to something more enjoyable. Temporarily this causes you to feel better but unfortunately the long term effects of this habitual avoidance can be very painful: work piles up, your brain gets stressed and you fall into last minute work. In this article I want to give you some actionable tips and tools on how to fight procrastination and how you can master your daily habits! Continue Reading →

How To Improve Teamwork In One Easy Lesson

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Organizations have to take care on their teams because they can be crucial for the company´s success. Recently one of our distributed teams faced some ugly problems regarding collaboration and communication. I noticed that some team members were quite unhappy. I came up with the idea to bring all of them together to one physical location. I started to prepare a workshop and invited 20 persons. I want to share with you this applicable step by step guide that shows how we improved the teamwork in one easy lesson. Continue Reading →

Top 15 Books About Agile & Coaching

Best Agile Coaching Books

Several month ago I started to collect a list of the Top Agile Coaching Books from various social channels like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. I received so much input from so many people so I decided to divide the book list  into five different categories: Top agile books for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Agile Developers, Leadership & Agile Coaching. In this article I want to show you the Top 15 books about Agile & Coaching recommend by the Community. Continue Reading →