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Shu Ha Ri

Shu Ha Ri is a Japanese concept that describe different levels of mastery. In the Shu state you know all the rules and the forms. You repeat them till your mind and body fully absorb them. Deviations are usually errors that can lead to dysfunctions but if corrected soon can lead to learning and improvement. […]

Is your team doing Scrum?

There many tools and checklists to verify wether your team is doing Scrum and how good (or or bad or ugly) is implementing it. If you are a Scrum Master, self-assessing the following statements from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree) can help you to make a reality check and compare results with your […]

Spikes 102

In my previous article “Spike 101” I introduced the concept of Spike and it’s general use in Agile. In that article we saw that: Spikes are investigation activities -e.g: research, design, investigation, exploration, prototyping- to gain the knowledge to solve a problem.  As Scrum doesn’t prescribe any particular type for Backlog Items, it is up […]