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Making Beautiful Music – A new way at considering small teams

<Adapted from my article in CM Crossroads titled “Making Beautiful Music Together”> Have you ever watched a jazz combo? The performance starts with the leader counting off the rhythm, then stepping away. Then the drummer begins to lay down a … Continue reading

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Everything I learned about Scrum Teams I learned from M*A*S*H

I like to participate in discussion groups.  I enjoy the discussions themselves, and I also like “meeting” the folks who are participating.  There are a lot of questions that get repeated in those groups, but I personally feel that the … Continue reading

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When is it Good Enough

I’m a woodworker.  I love to work with wood, and I truly enjoy the sense of satisfaction that comes from the work I do.  I think this is why the software Craftsmanship movement rings true for me.  I find many … Continue reading

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Going Back to the Beginning

I had a very interesting conversation on the scrumdevelopment yahoo group this week that really got me thinking about a few things.  The argument was about the value of estimating stories in scrum.  I will definitely talk about that in … Continue reading

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Self Organization is an Emergent Behavior

Ever since I got involved in the agile development community, I’ve struggled with the concept of self organizing teams. We all know that the most highly performing teams are self organizing. The question remains, “How do I, as the duly … Continue reading

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