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#5amMesterScrum Show 707 Live - Story Points are Never Arbitrary, but are also never really comparable with other teams - Today's topic: (1) I was listening to another coach at a seminar and the coach kept referring to story pointing as arbitrary, which is essentially wrong! Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your to…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 706 Live - Bringing Home the Bacon in Baseball and Work plus Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topic: (1) Went to Iron Pigs minor league baseball and there was no bacon but they committed to tons of the stuff and Bringing home the bacon at work reflecting on post by Allen Holub about salary and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday: Empty Co…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 705 Live - Camping Recon Spike Example with Value and People and their I will stay in My Little Bubble - Today's topic: (1) Went on a Recon mission to check out a camping site for the girl scout, spikes with value and (2) People staying in their little bubble and not looking at the team as a whole. Please like and subscribe and…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 704 Live - Not Adapting nor Expanding, the story of a little Polish Church or Any Business or Team - Today's topic: (1) So Sunday was the last Mass at my little Polish Church, as there are not enough people going. So how does this mean anything to you, your team or business or Being Agile? Please like and subscribe and share 5a…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 703 Live - McD's Food kiosk software test, watching customers, Classic Why the developers and Product Owners should not operate software in Sprint Review - Today's topic: (1) So Friday the kids and I stopped by McD's for fires and we got the full CX (Customer Experience) of their new kiosk software and I watched another custome…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 702 Live - Resist The Urge For 1 More Point before Sprint Close and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topic: (1) The is some kind of Urge or Pull the people get obsessed with and that is Geeting Those Few more Points Done at the end of a Sprint. Well Resist It! and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday. Please like and subscribe and share 5a…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 701 Live - Four (4) +1 Secrets to Success that Apply to Scrum - Today's topic: (1) Again I was watching a Leadership video and they said successful people do things they don't like to do, and we are listing 4 Things that make Teams successful in Scrum but they don't like doing. Actually I gave 5 items, since it was live. Please…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 700 Live - 700th Episode that is quite a few and Fortune Cookie Celebration - Today's topic: (1) Celebrating 700 show with a fortune cookie and the fortune cookie says: Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 699 Live - What is Your Value? As Scrum Master/ As Agile Coach? - Today's topic: (1) I was watching something on bring value to others around you and I thought how do we as scrum masters and agile coaches show how we bring value. This also relates to teh question, when can we drop the scrum master or agile coach? Please like an…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 698 Live - Daily Scrum Dev Only Attendance, No! and here we go again with the 3 questions - Today's topic: (1) From the 2020 Scrum guide "The daily scrum is a 15 minute event for the developers of the scrum team" Big mistake by non-thinking people that Product Owners, Scrum Masters and even stakeholders should not attend. It is…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 697 Live - Fortune Cookie Friday, Keeping it Simple - Today's topic: (1) Fortune Cookie Friday and applying it to agile or scrum. Two things came out of today's fortune cookie (1) Diversity is good and (2) Thinking quicker before doing or coding will probably give you a better solution. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMe…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 696 Live - High Performing Teams Velocity is OK but Value is Better - Today's topic: (1) So in Theory the velocity metric can cap out, so I propose a better metric for high performing or any team and that is a metric of value or return on efforts. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. Y…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 695 Live - Over 40hrs a week, is Not a High Performing Team - Today's topic: (1) Contrary to popular belief working over 40 hours in a week to get stuff done in a sprint is NOT the sign of a high performing Team. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep …
 
5amMesterScrum Show 694 Live - Agile Vacation, How applying Agile to our little vacation gave us the Most Value - Today's topic: (1) Keeping our time box short and avoiding a Hurricane to get the most out of our vacation Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharing. 5…
 
Guest Host Eddie is like is it 5am and time to do the show. I'm like it sure is. Talking getting together with Family and bringing new software capabilites to the customer. in this case a slight modification to a bar code bracelet at a water park would definitely 10x their revenue. Happy Scrumming5amMesterScrum Social Media:- search 5amMesterScrum …
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 692 Live - Just Linking Epics is Wrong, Don't Stop There in PI or Quarterly Planning - Today's topic: (1) People in many place just do what the framework says and in the case of PI or Large Planning they all say identify dependencies between Epic and teams stop there. Wrong! You need to take it to the story level like SpaceX di…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 691 Live - Don't Stop Keep Going, Job Search and Getting People to Update their Systems - Today's topic: (1) Scrum Masters ask me all the time how long do I have to keep asking people to update the System or Speak at Events? Plus I find my old resume application log book from 1990. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterS…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 690 Live - Proposing a Take It Easy Day Event for Scrum - Today's topic: (1) Companies talk Agile and self-organizing a lot, so why not have a take it easy day maybe once every 2 sprints or quarter where the teams can do whatever they want. No planned out briefs on what did they improve during their free day. Give them trust an…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 689 Live - Attitude Secret of Team and You (a member of the team or Scrum Master) is Important - Today's topic: (1) Watching a video this morning on How "Attitude" is the key to life and I would add is the key to a high performing team Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are d…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 688 Live - Sprint (scrum) v Marathon (waterfall) and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Recalling the Olympic Games and the Sprinting vs. Marathon and comparing them to Scrum vs. Waterfall. And I ask do you start a sprint without your shoe then why do you start a sprint with unfinished dependencies? and (2) Fortune Coo…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 687 Live - Growing Meetings Beyond What they Are Supposed to be or Just Checking a Box for those Agile Accountants - Today's topic: (1) Scrum of Scrum SoS or PO Syncs or Status Meetings all have a tendency to grow in scope. You have to fight against that. So I talk about the practical setup and what to be mindful of especially …
 
5amMesterScrum Show 686 Live - Back to Work Velocity is Going Down, #HR please remind Leaders to take it easy - Today's topic: (1) In continuation of our fun at work series, when people come back to work. Please give them space in the velocity, so they can have re-bond and enjoy it. HR if we don't make the transition better than cold then you will …
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 685 Live - Doing Scrum Fun Wrong, It is Not Supposed to Happen Only in Retros. I propose a New Scrum Event called "Fun Time" - Today's topic: (1) Having fun is supposed to happen throughout a Sprint and not just at the Retrospective. I think Scrum Masters don't do Scrum justice by only having improvement related fun. They shoul…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 684 Live - OKRs Done Wrong by All, Don't Map every issue to a OKR! - Today's topic: (1) So I was listening to leaders that transform their organizations and they all have something in common. Have Big Goals! OKRs are supposed to be that but big business and consultants are using OKR wrong!. They are not supposed to map to every…
 
5amMesterScrum Show 683 Live - User Experience (UX) vs Customer Experience (CX) - Today's topic: (1) I think we took the customer meaning out and transferred it into user experience and thereby, lower the bar of satisfaction for the customer. Elevate it to "As the Customer, I want ..So that.." Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Ple…
 
5amMesterScrum Show 682 Live - Commitment and Handoffs Missed, Philadelphia Cheese Fries and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Eddie and I wanted to share some Philadelphia Cheese Fries with Cheese Whiz, (2) Talking missing Commitments and causing issues for otehrs like our hotel stay after the fire and (3) Fortune Cookie Friday: Walk the…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 681 Live - Arguing w/ Customer No Win, Story of a Terrible Hotel Stay - Today's topic: (1) My recent stay at a hotel for just under 3 weeks made me really think about "Customer" experience vs. "User" Experience. Plus a lack of agreement that the systems in place don't always work. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterSc…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 680 Live - Common Mistake Not Coaching Managers, Coaching Up! - Today's topic: (1) A common mistake made by agile coaches, scrum masters and even myself is not coaching managers as they need to understand this new thing called Agile and if they don't have time for you then they need coaching even more. Please like and subscribe…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 679 Live - Tinker with CI/CD, I think it is the wrong area to get Value to the Customer - Today's topic: (1) Organizations spend so much effort on CI/CD or DevOps but is that really the right place to bring value to the customer? Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing G…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 678 Live - Customer Forefront, Customer Feedback Loops in the Products and Services we Provide - Today's topic: (1) So staying in the hotel due to the house fire, has brought to the forefront the lack of customer feedback loops in our products. We talk feedback in our team design but lack it in our products. We need to fix that…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 677 Live - When is the Scrum Master Not Needed, I hear that all the time - Today's topics: (1) So I hear all the time from managers, when is the scrum master or even agile coach no longer needed, well I see two things scrum master needed to do: 1) Transform themselves into more of a coach and 2) be more transparent about the va…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 676 Live - Agile Accountants Strike Again, Agile in Academia and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Agile Accountants strike twice: One (agile coach) saying you have to reorganize everything because everyone shall be co-located and the other saying put everything in Jira (Oh No!), (2) Applying agile and scrum to Academ…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 675 Live - Scrum Master (SM) Solutions Bad Idea - Today's topic: (1) Scrum Masters should not create solutions for the team and here are at least 3 reasons why.. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharing. 5am Mester Scrum #5amMesterScrum #scrum…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 674 Live - Post House Fire MVP, It is not the Solution that is MVP but the Need, That's a common mistake by organizations - Today's topic: (1) Walk through Four (4) MVP Needs from our post house fire event. Then the systems process of developing options, investigating and implementing solutions, plus learning from each solution…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 673 Live - Value On Time Delivery vs. More Stuff - Today's topic: (1) The financial and budgetary impacts of over committing and the battle in valuing On-Time Delivery verse More Stuff (over Committing). Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharin…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 672 Live - Giant Done Issue Piles, Millions of old Done Issues Cluttering and slowing your systems down - Today's topic: (1) I have been to quite a few Big Companies that house Millions of PBIs in their agile systems. Those companies don't understand how their system were designed and built. They are not archiving systems nor s…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 671 Live - Using Scrum on your Agile Marketing Team and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Using Scrum to get Good Marketing Content in a Time Box. Here is a secret most agile coaches don't know what marketing is and companies confuse marketing and sales and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday : Be patient, pleasant and open and…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 670 Live - Basement Backlog Cleanup Getting Rid Old Stuff to make Space for New Fun Stuff - Today's topic: (1) My wife and I cleaned out our basement of 20 years of projects. Stuff we said were going to use, but never did. That same has to be applied to our work backlogs, if you have stuff over a year old, archive it and get it…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 669 Live - Automatic Processing Gone Bad and more t-shirts - Today's topics: (1) A new white t-shirt came yesterday XL fits nicely and (2) A Story of Automatic Processing Gone Bad a tale of how Product Owners and Developers need to use their own product to ensure what they are offering works as envisioned. Please like and subsc…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 668 Live - Scrum Developer Role and New t-shirts - Today's topics: (1) We have t-shirts and Ed and I are trying some samples before we post them and (2) Scrum Guide talking Roles and today is the Developer Role I love the new sentence in 2020 of: Developers holding each other accountable as Professionals Please like and subscri…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 667 Live - Adaptation Final Scrum Pillar and Fire in My House which just even more makes our Mission that much more important - Today's topics: (1) We we had a fire on the 3rd floor of my house and it made me realize the serious side of our mission statement to get you home to family and friends and (2) Adaptation Pillar: A scr…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 666 Live - Evil #Inspection #Scrum Pillar - Today's topic: (1) Inspection enables adaptation. Inspection without adaptation is considered pointless. Talking the 3 pillars of Scrum: Transparency, Inspection and Adaption. Maybe there is a reason why people don't see value in the Retrospection, because all they do is Inspections. …
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 665 Live - Naked Transparency Pillar, People Fear Transparency - Today's topic: (1) Transparency enables inspection. Inspection without transparency is misleading and wasteful. Talking the 3 pillars of Scrum: Transparency, Inspection and Adaption. Sharing visuals in this virtual world. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMes…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 664 Live - Scrum Value of Respect and how it helps with Conflict - Today's topic: (1) The Scrum Value of Respect takes many forms but I personally it is about #diversity in thought. Diversity in dev and test perspectives, diversity in front end and back end and diversity in culture and what people bring to the team from outside…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 663 Live - Scrum Value of Courage and how it helps with Conflict - Today's topic: (1) The Scrum Value of Courage - The courage to ask why or questions for understanding. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Great Please Keep on Sharing. 5am Mester Scrum #5amMesterScru…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 662 Live - Scrum Value of Openness and how it helps with Conflict - Today's topic: (1) The Scrum Value of Openness to be honest will create conflict but then also help accelerate past the conflict and accelerate. Openness is key to working as a team and getting help. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please se…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 661 Live - Scrum Value of Focus and how it helps with Conflict and Fortune Cookie Friday - Today's topics: (1) Using the scrum value of Focus to help with complex problem solving and minimizing conflict of time and priorities and (2) Fortune Cookie Friday : Love is a present that can be given every day you live. Please like and…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 660 Live - Boyz Night Arcade Fun at Dave and Buster's Showing off our winnings - Today's topic: (1) Boyz night out while the girlz are at Girl Scout camp, so Ed and I had some fun in support of our Mission. The dogs especially Jerry wanted to get at Ed's winnings. Lots of Bloopers on this live show Please like and subscribe and…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 659 Live - Scrum #Value of #Commitment and how it helps with #Conflict - Today's topic: (1) This week we are talking Scrum Values ( Commitment, Focus, Openness, Respect and Courage) and how they help with Conflict. Today is all about Commitment and its impact on conflicts. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Ple…
 
#5amMesterScrum Show 658 Live - Performance and Conflict - Today's topic: (1) High Performing Teams are ready to accept that Conflict will happen but these teams find a way to utilize conflict as an enhancement. The scrum values help in this matter. Please like and subscribe and share 5amMesterScrum. Please send me your topics. You are are doing Gr…
 
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