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Leading SAFe course

Since the 20th January 2021, I have had the privilege of training 55 people on Leading SAFe across Old Mutual. I think of it as a privilege because during these 2 days we truly start the conversation and thinking about how to implement business agility. We have had vigorous debates on financing Value Streams and why project thinking limits us and how empowered teams really are the way of the future. In my opinion, the …

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2021 – What now?

2021 – What now? AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Happy New Year and welcome to 2021! We from Kaizania are back from holiday and ready for a new year, are you? At the end of 2020, most people were longing for 2021 and change – but what would actually change in 2021? What were people’s expectations? No doubt 2020 has been a tough year for the whole world – but also an interesting …

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Sprint Goal

How to Write Good Sprint Goals?

What is a good Sprint Goal? How do you write a good Sprint Goal? AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach To answer this question, let us first look into the reason behind the Sprint Goal… From the official Scrum Guide: “The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of the Product Backlog” The outcome of Sprint Planning is the Sprint Goal and a Sprint Backlog. …

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Team discussing tips for scrum masters and planning in the boardroom

Tips To Become A Great Scrum Master

How do you become a great Scrum Master? Read the Scrum Master tips to find out how. AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Let’s first have a look at what skills you need to be a great Scrum Master. As the Scrum Guide explains, a Scrum Master needs to be a Servant Leader – but what does that mean? It means that Scrum Master responsibilities are always centred on serving the people. This differs …

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Is agile dead? What should we focus on in 2020?

AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! 2020! Wow, time flies. How was your 2019? Was it hard? Successful? Challenging? Take a moment to think about it. What word would describe your 2019? Maybe you are sitting with a thought of why should I look back? 2020 is already here and I am ready for it, let’s get going… With the agile mindset of inspecting and adapting, it …

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Sprint Planning 1 and 2 died a long time ago!

AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Firstly, as a point of clarification, we are talking about Sprint Planning in Scrum. As a coach and trainer, I get exposed to a lot of teams and it surprises me how many of these teams still do Sprint Planning 1 (SP1) and Sprint Planning 2 (SP2). Scrum is all about inspection and adaptation, so it should not come as a surprise that even the Scrum Guide gets …

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How to energize your sessions

AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Have you ever been part of or facilitated a session where the energy felt low? Where some of your participants were half asleep or struggled to stay focused? Or do you have teams that feel they are ALWAYS in meetings, indirectly saying it is boring and they would rather be coding? You are not the only one. The problem with these sessions is that when the attendees have …

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Project Managers as Scrum Masters?

AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach Should Project Managers be Scrum Masters? Well, it depends… I often get met with the view that someone in the team, be it a project manager or a team lead should “just fulfill the Scrum Master role”. For me, it seems like many have not fully understood the role of the Scrum Master, and I can see why. The pattern I’ve seen emerge more often than not is …

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Silos – The death knell of farmers and agility

AUTHOR: Ryan Griggs, Scrum Master Good developers and good farmers are the same people… I have an appreciation for farmers, but not for their actual farming abilities. Successful farmers represent the closest example of what it means to be cross-functional. Not only do they know how to farm, but they are also engineers, accountants, scientists, meteorologists, and a host of other titles that are needed to run a farm. This is not to say that …

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