The Penguin Principle for Agile transformations

Picture by Marco Verch


What makes the Scrum Master role so extraordinarily demanding?


Splitting User Stories into more User Stories often means you are deceiving yourself (and your users too!)

A list of convoluted and complicated User Stories on the left, on the right an alternative list by expressing the same User Stories as Feature with clear titles
Picture by Nussi Einhorn, CEO at Intentux.com


Crafting a clear and overarching Sprint Goal during Sprint Planning

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” — Mike Tyson

“No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.” — Helmuth von Moltke the Elder


Even when you feel like a puppet on strings, you still have options


The previous Sprint is least interesting to talk about

Photo by Marko Milivojevic


Wrong estimates aren’t your fault, but they are definitely your problem

Empty conference room
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Learn how to spread ideas that are easy to digest

Photo by Ketut Subiyanto


An elaborate roadmapping circus prevents companies from having to face the uncomfortable truth that we can’t have total control

Maarten Dalmijn

135+ articles with > 1.5 million views on beating the Feature Factory and better ways of delivering value together. https://mdalmijn.com

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