The Introverted Scrum Master

It's widely accepted that to be a good project manager, you must have an extroverted personality. However, as an introvert and project manager (Scrum Master), I argue this notion is outright wrong. First things first, let's align ourselves with an acceptable definition of what an introvert is. Merriam-Webster defines this…

Project Management Knowledge: The Daily Scrum

The Daily Scrum aims to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog to adjust the upcoming planned work. This quick meeting is designed exclusively for active members of the Development Team. There are several formats accepted; however, the most widely recognized is the “what I did…

Project Management Knowledge: the Definition of Done

This is often a dreaded part of running a Scrum (or any) project, but it doesn’t have to be. So here’s the quick-n-easy on creating your Definition of Done. It was once odd to me that we need to define this. However, lessons learned from my projects have…

Scrum 101: Capacity Planning

Without people, the work within any project will fail. Planning the right amount of people-hours to get the tasks done is imperative to success. Welcome to the first of several forthcoming posts covering the Agile framework of Scrum project management. The specific word, Scrum, is notorious for being considered a…