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#5amMesterScrum Show #380 Live - Throughput and Velocity Metrics Part 1 and Be an Experiencer and Declare to yourself No Longer be a Servant by Volunteering for stuff that you always do - Today's topics: (1) First look into Velocity and Throughput metrics and why and (2) Be an Experiencer and don't do things for your Team or Spouse and even better …
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #379 Live - Celebrating 10,000 Subscribers on our YouTube Channel and SpaceX test launch yesterday, Talking Trash again with DoD and a little Kantor discussion during coaching session - Today's topics: (1) Celebrating Just made 10K subcribers, next is 10K connections on LinkedIn and 10M views, (2) Philadelphia Streets covered i…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #378 Live - If Hire, Hire is always the answer are you an Agile Company? and an Agile Coach vs. a teacher of Scrum, Kanban or Agile? - Today's topics: (1) The dangers of Corporate transformation the the desire to hire people as the solution, and (2) Difference between teaching agile concepts and methodologies and coaching. Ther…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #377 Live - Code-a-Thons are Bad anti-Agile and Asking your team what are their goals and metrics - Today's topics: (1) Code-A-Thons are why the Agile Manifesto and Scrum were invented to put an end to them, and (2) Asking your team what their goals are and how they would like to measure themselves to let them know if they are …
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #376 Live - Acceleration Metrics moving average over 3 Sprints and The Missing Timebox in the Scrum Guide Refinement Session - Today's topics: (1) One more point continued from yesterday averaging out the Acceleration over 3 Sprints, and (2) The Missing Timebox in the Scrum Guide: Refinement? So how often and how long should re…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #375 Live - Acceleration Metrics and Trash Pickup Once again - Today's topics: (1) So again the City trash says oh yeah we will pick up on time and again fail. As with teams that have major bug or quality issues I like to promote a take a knee Sprint, and (2) Managers always want to compare teams and I fight it all the team. So…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #374 Live - Good Opportunity for One-on-Ones, Task Checker and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Good Opportunity to have one-on-ones with teammates and no one will ever know, (2) Task Checker to confirm all stories have tasks at Sprint Planning Day, and (3) Fortune Cookie Friday: You gather all your resources togethe…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show #373 Live - Stretching as a Team and Shark Teeth Velocity History Charts - Today's topics: (1) Everyone is on remote calls, so let get everyone to participate in small stretches and interact without always being about work and (2) Creating a Velocity History Line Chart and you see shark teeth. What is that a sign of and how to …
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #372 Live - Meeting Death March aka Recurring Meetings and Communications responsibility from the team - Today's topics: (1) Recurring Meetings to solve an issue prove that the issue is not that important and (2) Continue conversation from yesterday and this time the failure to communicate by the team. Please like and subscrib…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #371 Live - PO Not Engaged at Sprint Planning and blames DoR and Scrum Events vs. Ceremonies - Today's topics: (1) LinkedIn article on why Definition of Ready was an obstacle and I disagreed because PO was not there and (2) LinkedIn article by Tobias Mayer on Scrum Events vs. ceremonies and we take it deeper. Please like and s…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #370 Live - So Why Daily Scrum? and a Zoom mixer activity - Today's topics: (1) Is you Daily Scrum No Different than filling out Time sheets? and (2) I was at a Memphis Meetup and we did a mixer question that worker pretty good and was simple. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You …
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #369 Live - No Daily Scrum on Fridays if your Team is spread across the World - Today's topics: (1) Purposing Daily Scrum using Slack, Teams, Mattermost or continuous chat on Fridays for teams spread across the globe, so people can enjoy their Friday's. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your to…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #368 Live - Trash pickup No Trust and What is Wrong with this team? - Today's topics: (1) In Philly trash is has been "1 day behind" for 2 months, Over committing is a Bad idea everywhere and not just IT and (2) Conversation with SM, BA, PO, RTE and Agile Coach and can you identify all the breakdowns? Please like and subscribe…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #367 Live - Sprint Review No Matter What! and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Let's take a badly organized team that create story and subdivides into Dev and Test Stories. Each Story type needs a DoD and they should be Reviewed even if on the local and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday: In the new year, staying at home may…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #366 Live - Sprint Review Missing Opportunity and Using a Hat to create crosstraining and prevent cherry picking - Today's topics: (1) Sprint Reviews are not just Demos, so what does that mean: path forward, risks, etc.. and (2) Managers cherry picking people or people cherry picking stories and tasks, use a hat to break that.…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #365 Live - 1 Year Anniversary Show, Agile Coach Challenge or reflection, fortune Cookie Agile and Coke and Mentos Experiment Live! - Today's topics: (1) I have a couple of deep Agile Coach Reflections or Challenges, (2) Fortune Cookie Agile Anniversary Show: You will be lucky in love. Personally I must love this stuff as I ju…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #364 Live - Reviews and Stakeholders and Providing Value to the Customer Now - Today's topics: (1) Everyone talks the negative about having Stakeholders at Review, but I want to share the positive and (2) Its about getting value to the customer where they did not have anything before a 20% or 80% solution has value also. Pleas…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #363 Live - Nothing is 100% and neither should be the Definition of Done and Lovable Product Definition of Done at Minecraft - Today's topics: (1) Some times production data is not available, so is Definition of Done never possible? I would say No, but did you minimize risk and (2) Levels of Done at Minecraft: Design, Runnable…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #362 Live - Always Busy Excuse and Hardening Sprint When is it OK - Today's topics: (1) Quote from Fixing your Scrum "Turth is there will never be a time when your team isn't under pressure" you have to help them find 30 minutes, and (2) Hardening Sprint when is it ok and here is the condition. Please like and subscribe and sh…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #361 Live - Breaking Up Stories & Pointing without Team - Today's topics: (1) Breaking up stories in Tasks, asking are there tasks we can do in parallel, and (2) Product Owners chomping at the bit to point stories, when to and not to. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are d…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #360 Live - Priorities in your Day, Fun Opportunities, Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Using Priorities t promote clarity and getting things Done in a Timely manner, (2) Opportunities of Fun where windows of opportunities are infrequent and where Done help you take advantage and (3) Fortune Cookie Friday: An older'…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #359 Live - Starting Scrum Masters, where do I start - Today's topics: (1) How to pick a class? Definitely PSM or CSM 1st and (2) Virtual Meetups all around the world, what took me a year to learn 8 years ago, one can do in a month now because of the virtual meetups Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please se…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #358 Live - When I ask why people say Quality but Quality is Not in the Agile Manifesto - Today's topics: (1) The term Quality is not in the agile manifesto nor the 12 principles of agile, so why is the 1st response from "Agile" people? Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #357 Live - Daily Scrum is Not Always the Answer and Using Bug Fixing to learn TDD - Today's topics: (1) Many beginning Scrum Masters and even Agile Coaches make the mistake on insisting on Daily Scrum, but you need 2 Things and (2) Team Resistant to Test Driven Development (TDD) well use Bug Fixing to learn hands on . Please …
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #356 Live - Definition of Done is a 2 way activity and Do you always need an answer now.- Today's topics: (1) Code Review takes commitment from both the writer of the code and the team and (2) Always needing an answer right away, but is the that the correct path when some one just wants an idea to be considered?. Please like a…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #355 Live - Done in a week or 6 month and the value of Tasks - Today's topics: (1) Continued from yesterday People to Story and the solution is the TASK plus lots of benefits, and (2) In the old world (still do by the way) Managers and Politicians got credit for assembling a team of people to discuss an issue, but they never i…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #354 Live - Pairs (Programming) in 3 Sprints, People to Points or Story (!DANGER!)- Today's topics: (1) How to get your entire team to pair program in 3 Sprints with little risk, and (2) Dangers of Comparing People to Points or Stories. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #353 Live - Missing Story Info, 3 key Agreements and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) What to do if taking on a Story that is Missing DoR information, (2) 3 Key Agreements (Team Working, DoR - Ready and DoD - Done), and (3) Fortune Cookie Friday provides a new line for our agreement: Respect for others is peace. Res…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #352 Live - Scrum At Scale Executive Action Team (EAT) and 1st Thing I do with Product Owners - Today's topics: (1) I Love the S@S EAT with the keys on Impediments and Visible Action List and (2) 1st Thing I do with Product Owners is to look at their backlog together and many times just declutter it does wonders and reduces fe…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #351 Live - SAFe PI Calendars and are you Done - Today's topics: (1) Important to know releases schedules and constraints during SAFe PI Planning and (2) Last week I forgot suntan lotion for the kids before camp, so what is the worst that could have happened? Burnt Kids and the same goes to your definition of done. Please like…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #350 Live - Splitting Stories and Teams is like splitting a train in half - Neither side will work - Today's topics: (1) Splitting Stories in Analysis, Dev, Test & Release is a sign of utilization over Product, (2) Splitting a Team mid Sprint is a Bright Red Risk on my PMO radar, only split teams after a Sprint and never durin…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #349 Live - Planning too far ahead and Not pushing work to the team - Today's topics: (1) Camping weekend messed up the sprint number and topics, so now I have to adjust. Don't plan more than 6 sprints named and with backlogs and (2) As a scrum master Don't ask people to take on more work when they say they are Done. Let them …
 
5amMesterScrum Show 348 From The Lake Part 2 of 2. Things Remote Does Not Provide. Where we talk about remote work and what is it missing. Colocation provided so much more and it took a camping trip to figure out what was missing from remote work. chit chat, water cooler, morning coffee discussions. Off the cuff discussions and learnings. Part 1 of…
 
5amMesterScrum Show 348 From The Lake Part 1 of 2. Learning to fish incrementally.Part 2 is here https://youtu.be/G3rxbMT4GZo where we talk about remote work and what is it missing. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharing. #5amMesterScrum #scrum #agile #business …
 
5amMesterScrum coming to you Live from the woods of PA. Today we explored the outdoors a bit and talked #agile and #scrum regarding Sprint Goals, timeboxes and Fortune Cookie Friday all while live in the woods. We had a great cookie saying today. Great men (people) live dangerously, small men (people) don't take chances. Please like and subscribe a…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #346 Live - Bug 3: Why Track Bugs and Sprint Goal an opportunity to shape Backlog - Today's topics: (1) World of Bugs part 3 of 3: Why track bugs and different tacking and types and (2) "Has the Sprint Goal Emerged?" a great question from Fixing your Scrum by Ripley y Miller. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum.…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #345 Live - Bug 2: Where do they go and who Decides and Decisions a 3 step process - Today's topics: (1) World of Bugs part 2 of 3: Big bugs and the PO Decides and little bugs check team agreement and (2) Decisions for two things of the same priority: my real simple 3 step process check. Please like and subscribe and share 5am…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #344 Live - World of Bugs Part 1 and Remote Events - Today's topics: (1) COVID and Remote Ceremonies how am I handling them and (2) World of Bugs Part 1 of 3: What is a Bug vs. a New requirement.. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharing. #5a…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #343 Live - What is Really More Important Tasking vs. Estimating Hours - Today's topics: (1) What's more Important the act of tasking or estimating hours, I think many scrum masters have the priority wrong, and (2) Charting Hours in a Sprint to help determine if the work selected can be Done in a sprint. Please like and subscr…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #342 Live - Get out Comfort Zone or there will No Diversity in People or Solutions and Scrum Masters have 1 Day to engage with people that blew up your DSU - Today's topics: (1) Getting out of your comfort zone to build a diverse team or to learn new skills, (2) Scrum Masters have One (1) day to break out of their comfort zone…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #341 Live - What to Work on with a Coach and How and Mid-Sprint Check-ins for the Team - Today's topics: (1) What to work on when 1st engaging with new Coachee as an Agile Coach do you bark out changes or work together, and (2) Mid-Sprint Team Check-in and it is not a ceremony or event of Scrum, so should you? Please like and …
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #340 Live - Keeping it Simple and out to customer, Documentation Timing and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Keeping it simple so you can get content to the customer, taking my own advice, (2) Important to know WHEN to ask for Documentation also, and (3) Fortune Cookie Friday: Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes it…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #339 Live - Cost of Delay (sprint Zero - Debate) and Using MoSCoW to Kill Meetings - Today's topics: (1) Special Sprint Zero debate with comments resulting in Cost of Delay discussion and (2) Using MoSCoW to delete meetings from Fixing your Scrum y my take: M - Must Keep, S- Should debate on value or adjust, C - Could eliminat…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #338 Live - Sprint Zero and Giant Epics the Planning Killer - Today's topics: (1) Revisit Sprint Zero and different take than Fixing your Scrum Book and (2) Giants Epics or Feature are Product Increment or PI Planning killers and the prevent flexibility for the Product Owner. By doing so the PO creates their own pain. Please l…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #337 Live - Minimal Viable Product MVP w/ Camping and Small Sprint Definition of Done DoD No Worries - Today's topics: (1) Talking about how my family uses MVP for our camping season and (2) Definition of Done play a big roll in team stress and change that is bound to happen. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum.…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #336 Live - Empower The Team to make choices right or wrong and Small Sprint Time Box - Today's topics: (1) We empowered our 9 year old pick the campsite after we showed her the map and facilities and (2) Small Time Boxes for sprints are so much better: Committing, No and Change are all easier. Please like and subscribe and sh…
 
5amMesterScrum Rec Live Show #335 - Agile is everywhere. Even on a hiking trail. - Today's topics: (1) Empowered the team to take on Impediments and don't wait for other organizations to fix things and (2) Hiking Trail and the Agile Manifesto Value Working Software (Product) vs. Comprehensive Documentation. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMe…
 
The takes a trip into the park. No internet, no wall and no ceiling. This is why I love #agile and #scum. Work is don at the end of the sprint and time to break and have fun. No live shows this weekend but will record and post when I get an Internet connection. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are …
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #333 Live - Scrum Mindset and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Everyone talk Agile Mindset and I coach also to a Scrum Mindset and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday: Sitting towards the East may bring you good fortune.. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great P…
 
5am Mester Scrum Show #332 Live - 5 Minute Conversation for Diverse Thinking on What to Do - Today's topics: (1) Went to the Philadelphia Lean Coffee this morning and realized how much conversation you get out of 5 minutes. Taking the same approach to Sprint Planning and Tasking will help generate some diverse solution options.. Please like and sub…
 
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