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Tips for recruiting your 1st Scrum Master

This could be the most important hire you make this decade, your first Scrum Master will set the tone for Scrum in your organisation, so it’s important to get it right. However, if you’re hiring your first Scrum Master, you’re probably just starting your Scrum and agile journey, so you are probably as least equipped …

The “Yes” trap

How often have you been asked a question like “Can you just do x for me?” by someone senior when you are already overloaded? If you have, then you know that feeling you get, the one that’s like having voice on one shoulder telling you to say no, and a voice on the other shoulder …

Best practice is just the worst

In our industry, many people are keen to suggest we all adopt “Best Practice” and it seems to be almost universally accepted as a good thing. Poppycock! In many circumstances you will be doing much more harm than good.  Think about what it means for a moment. The Oxford English Dictionary says   So in …

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The Failure Paradox

The Failure Paradox Human beings do not like to fail, but we learn more from failure than we learn from success. Why do we need to fail? We want to fail so that we can move from robustness to resilience. What that means is that we can detect failure early, recover from it quickly and …