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Agile Coach in Toronto, Canada (https://TorontoAgileCoach.ca); founder of Toronto PhotoWalks (https://topw.ca); Formula One (F1) and rugby fan

Courage is the willingness to confront fear; one Scrum value says “The Scrum Team members have the courage to do the right thing, to work on tough problems”. …


That’s not a typo in the title — I see lots of articles about adopting scrum (i.e. getting started) but I wanted to touch on adapting scrum, for those who have been doing scrum “by the book” and are wondering what’s next.


When you notice that the quality of your product isn’t a high as you’d like, what can you do?


I know the common phrase is “content is king”, but as far as Agile is concerned it’s context that is key.


When I graduated (many years ago!) my first job was as a Developer. I was one of about 90 developers on a multi-year project (I think it was in its third year when I joined) and my role required me to churn out code according to the detailed design specification…


Teams collaborate to create high-quality products, and in order to collaborate they need many discussions… but how much discussion is too much?


If you want to grow, whether as a team or individually, you need a healthy environment that allows you to thrive. There are so many things that could contribute to a healthy environment, so I am going to pick just a few as examples. …


When we talk about “forecasting using yesterday’s weather”, we mean that the most reliable prediction comes from using recent data, i.e. if you want to know how much a team can complete next sprint, look at how much they completed in the past few sprints.

The recent weather in Toronto…


Most of Canada has May 24th off work — Quebec calls it “National Patriotes Day” but everyone else knows it as Victoria Day. But what do you do if it falls during your sprint? I’ve heard some teams move the sprint end date to compensate, so their sprint is still…


Onstage with Marillion after everyone sung Happy Birthday to me!

I’ve been accused of seeing examples of agile everywhere, which I think is probably true, but I was just watching a video by my favourite band about their progress on the latest album and I couldn’t help but see agile parallels. …

Paul Henman

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