Author Archives: Michael DePaoli

What Happens When the CEO is the Product Owner and Part-Time Developer on the ‘The Team?’

I recently visited with a client where the CEO and founder of the company is also an active part-time developer on the Dev Team.  This provides an interesting dynamic that has some advantages but also some genuine risk. This company is … Continue reading

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Does ‘Who Makes a Good ScrumMaster’ Have Much To Do With Their Current/Past Role?

Recently I’ve read a few blog posts and forum posts discussing, ‘what role do the best ScrumMasters come from?’ One post in particular suggested that perhaps Technical Leads are the best candidates because they have deep knowledge of the technical … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the LSSC 2012 Conference – Boston, MA

          I just recently returned from LSSC 2012 Conference in Boston, MA.  Besides getting my iPhone stolen, it was a great conference.  The keynote speakers were both thought provoking and entertaining.  I especially enjoyed the fact … Continue reading

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