Author Archives: Terry Densmore

New ScrumMaster Tips

I recently completed a blog on PMs transitioning to a ScrumMaster role.  I was inspired to put together a quick blog post for new ScrumMasters after reading a question that was posted to social media.  The poster basically wanted to … Continue reading

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So you’re going to be a ScrumMaster?

“Well I am a PM now but they are making me a Scrum Master.” I have heard that statement countless times. Some PMs are happy about the new challenge, some aren’t and some just want to keep making those Benjamins. … Continue reading

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It Isn’t Agile; It Is Life!

One of the things I like to start with when introducing agile development is the quick application of agile development to life. I ask the question: “Did you plan today six months ago? Did you plan getting out of bed, … Continue reading

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The 4Ls, a Retrospective Technique

As of late I have had several questions from teams on how to improve their retrospectives.  The idea behind the retrospective is to give the team an opportunity to reflect on the sprint.  There are several ways that teams can … Continue reading

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People Are Humans Too!

Huh? What kind of title is that? Good question I wanted to take some time to remind those at the top that they aren’t standing on the people on the bottom, they are held up by the people on the … Continue reading

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5S Applied to Agile Software Development

You didn’t stumble across a manufacturing blog don’t click the back button! Like Lean Software Development and Kanban, 5S was born in Japan as part of the just in time system (JIT). 5S was and still a widely used practice … Continue reading

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Agile Life Raft

There I sat at my mahogany desk after another frustrating meeting of “why are we late?” As a technical person I found it very hard to express my woes to those considered non-technical.  We were a waterfall company and I … Continue reading

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