Talks

Upcoming Talks and Workshops

I'm going to be giving a few talks and workshops over the next 3 months. Hope to see you there. Scrum User Group of South Africa (Cape Town, South Africa) - October 2017 - Workshop: no one is as smart as all of us - rebooting collaboration.  Learning Outcomes: Understand the characteristics of good collaboration; understand what are the favourable conditions for collaboration; gamestorm new approaches to collaboration. (more…)

By theagileway, ago
Agile

Meet The Coach: Regina Martins

Originally published on the agile42 website on 13 May 2016. Interview with agile42 South Africa coach Regina Martins about her path and approach to coaching. In this new instalment of our "Meet the Coach" series we talked with Johannesburg-based coach Regina Martins about change, the Agile world and "the smell of the place". (more…)

By theagileway, ago
Scrum

The Scrum Board – Physical vs. an E-tool

Article originally published on January 16, 2014. I'm not a fan of teams using tools in place of a physical Scrum board.  The physical act of writing stories on index cards, moving stickies and having the daily stand-up around it is so powerful. It becomes an anchor for communication and collaboration within the team, the place around which meaningful conversations take place, much like the proverbial watercooler. (more…)

By theagileway, ago
Scrum

Retrospectives – Building Great Teams

This article was originally published on January 22, 2014. The first thing I do when a Scrum Master tells me that they didn't do a sprint retrospective because of lack of time is count...slowly...to ten, plastic smile pasted on my face while I try to focus through the red haze in front of my eyes, chaotic thoughts running through my mind..."No time for improvement? No time to become more productive? No time to become great?", before I regain some semblance of rationality. For me, the sprint retrospective is the most valuable Scrum ceremony. (more…)

By theagileway, ago