Food, Attention Deficit and Context Switching

“The art of eating your work.” Okay, had a stray thought while eating breakfast one fine Saturday morning.  It dawn on me that in today’s twitch generation, many people have fallen victim to the dangers of attention deficit and context switching. Attention deficit (AD) is chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.  It’s whereContinue reading “Food, Attention Deficit and Context Switching”

Root Cause Analysis – Core Competency

Related to removing impediments is the skill of identifying root causes, typically called Root Cause Analysis (RCA) within the technical world.  Some Project Leaders (be it a traditional Project Manager, Scrum Master or something in between) may believe that RCA is really a skill that the team has full ownership and that the Scrum MasterContinue reading “Root Cause Analysis – Core Competency”

The Art of Removing Impediments

Been noticing in my career that one skill set Project Managers / Scrum Masters should master, but often don’t is the art of removing impediments.  This is not an easy skill to master and requires curiosity, courage, diplomacy, tenacity and a little bit of creativity and communication. Often removing impediments involves connecting the right peopleContinue reading “The Art of Removing Impediments”

Dual Track Scrum Summary

In my previous blogs of Dual Track Scrum (DTS), I cover the current expansion of Scrum to place more attention on building the right product through the means of a detailed, continuous discovery process tailored for developing better backlogs through multiple tools and techniques, such as story boards, feedback groups and surveys.  This is trackedContinue reading “Dual Track Scrum Summary”