Erika Lenz trains and coaches teams and organizations to become healthier and better at building the right thing. She draws on a diverse background in Web development, project management, biological science, science and math education, marketing, and journalism. Erika’s experience working with project teams spans multiple industries, including law enforcement, public utilities, health care, data analytics, higher… Read More Bringing breadth and depth to agile coaching
All too commonly, I see people without experience placed into the role of product owner. Here’s a starter kit.
I heard a senior coach say tonight at a meetup that she “had to help all those people (teams) because there’s so much struggle out there.” I heard in that statement something familiar: As a coach, I give a great deal in order to help someone understand (the “why” behind it), provide another frame (perhaps… Read More The care and feeding of servant leaders
“Tell me how you’ll measure me and I’ll tell you how I’ll behave. If you measure me in illogical ways, do not complain about illogical behavior.” –Eli Goldratt
As part of my ongoing self-education, I am collecting a “library” of information, particularly suited to the non-developer Scrum Master. I add to this frequently, as I come across new information or something catches my eye.
Agile approaches reduce risk with short iterations, a focus on working software, automated tests, and frequent customer interactions. But does that make formal risk management a thing of the past? The answer is no. More complex projects may benefit–but keep it light. While risk management is not technically part of the Scrum Master role, as… Read More Risk Management in an Agile Context