March 11, 2017

Why Retrospective is the most important tool?

In this post I will not talk about how to do retrospectives. I think there are plenty of articles and books which describe dozens of ways to do team retrospectives.

Where I want to focus, is the reasons about why every softwa...

April 10, 2016

What is DevOps?

There are many definitions about DevOps in the web. From my point of view DevOps is the collaboration between the Operations and Development teams in order to create and maintain an environment which assures continues software delivery. 

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January 17, 2016

Cross functional teams are possible

I know that everyone inside a scrum team should be labelled as "developer". Also, I know that ideally, everyone should be able to perform any task regardless of her technical strength. Developers must try to be cross-functional, and t...

January 4, 2016


Sprint board columns

I think most of the times a sprint board has the following columns.

  1. Not Started

  2. In Progress

  3. Testing

  4. Done




Many teams consider number 3 as part of number 2 so you have only three columns in the sprint board. Whatever the case i...

June 9, 2015

Why Scrum Masters should drive the change to a company?

Many companies which are trying to implement scrum, come to a point that these agile activities and principles should be transferred to the rest of the company. 


If we assume that Scrum Masters understand the role...

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