Episode 133: Commit To One And See If It Works

In this iteration, Brent, Gus, and Justin take a request from a listener and start the conversation about maintenance-focused teams and whether or not they should be a Scrum team or a Kanban team. The conversation also goes down a path about selection biases for coaches and scrum masters.

Episode 113: Discover A Dependency And Now You’re Stuck (or ‘There Will Be Pizza’)

Brent, Sunny, and Justin continue the conversation from the last iteration. They discuss a variety of topics, such as backlog refinement and the characteristics of good Product Owners. They also discuss what happens to teams that don’t do a backlog refinement, and why Scrum Masters could bring snacks to sprint planning.

Episode 111: How We Get Better, Not How You Get Better.

In this fourth iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss retrospectives. Brent, Danielle, Sunny, and Justin share their thoughts on retrospectives. They talk about some important questions and data to consider during this team introspection, before creating the insights from this meeting. They also discuss which roles should be included in a retro, who should… Continue reading Episode 111: How We Get Better, Not How You Get Better.

Episode 110: What You Did Is Really Important

In this third iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss sprint reviews. Brent, Danielle, and Sunny define the importance of a sprint review meeting and well as share their opinions on showcasing the work done in the sprint. They also discuss the roles during the sprint review, especially that of the product owner… Continue reading Episode 110: What You Did Is Really Important

Episode 109: I Can See That Perspective Now

As a continuation of iteration 87 from last season (Adhering to the principles and values), we have our first parking lot, discussing viewpoints on timeboxed or pointed spikes. Brent, Justin, and Sunny discuss questions such as, “What spikes are used for? Should spikes be time-boxed or story-pointed? Does the time come out of capacity? Is… Continue reading Episode 109: I Can See That Perspective Now

Episode 108: Conversation Solves So Many Problems Down The Road.

In this second iteration of a series of scrum fundamentals, we discuss sprint planning.  Brent, Sunny, and Justin share their opinions on good practices, potential pitfalls, and that ‘one thing’ that everyone should do in sprint planning.   Although they have slightly nuanced views on the amount of information that teams may need to get started,… Continue reading Episode 108: Conversation Solves So Many Problems Down The Road.

Episode 107: Share Important Information At The Right Time

The daily scrum, the daily meeting, the daily stand up…it goes by many names, but the purpose is the same. It’s a short team-centered meeting to share important information at the right time to the right team members in service of the sprint goal. In this first iteration of a series of Scrum fundamentals, Brent… Continue reading Episode 107: Share Important Information At The Right Time

Episode 106: I’m already a friend of the podcast

When you start working with a new team and you need to evaluate them, it may be difficult to determine on the surface if they’re high- or low-performing. Both types of teams may shortcut steps, but for different reasons. Joining Brent are Friends of the Pod, Justin and Charis, as they share their experience working with… Continue reading Episode 106: I’m already a friend of the podcast