Tag Archives: Agile

Talks

I’m new here … Slide Deck

This series of blog posts was inspired by a talk I recently gave. Upon request I thought it sensible to finish the series off with the slide deck. All the detail behind this is available in the five part blog post detailed below. Alternatively get in contact if you would like me to give the talk at […]

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I’m new here…

In a week (10th June) I will be speaking at Agile in a Bag, London, UK. I will talk about how we as scrum masters, team members and managers can help a new starter settle into a new team. It is a scary time for anyone joining a new team and probably a new job, […]

Interview

I’m new here … Part 1 – Hiring

This is the first in a series of posts covering what you as a Scrum Master, team member or Manager can do for your next new starter. The aim of these tips are to reduce the stress and uncertainty of the person joining, and make them a productive part of your culture quickly. In order […]

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Scrum Buddies – My experience

During my first week at NewVoiceMedia I attended an Agile community of interest gathering. Fondly known as the Scrum Master ‘Stand up and Hoe Down’. During which one of our Agile coaches Helen introduced me to the concept of Scrum buddies. The idea is that we pair up as Scrum Masters, and attempt to keep […]

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Being Effective And Liked

I recently wrote a book as part of a hackathon. It was aimed at Scrum Masters.Within the book I wrote a chapter on the difficulty of being effective and liked at the same time. I would like to share that chapter with you. If you like it you can get the full book (with even better […]

What makes a great Sprint Review

As this is my first post on Agile Scrum, I want to start by saying how much I believe in the methodology and think it can help a team thrive. Within the Scrum cycle you have Sprints (normally 2 – 4 weeks), and at the end of each there is a Sprint Review. This review allows the […]