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  • Use a Pre-Mortem to Identify Project Risks Before They Occur September 8, 2020
    Talking about problems after they occur is too late. A pre-mortem can help a team avoid problems. 
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  • Can There Be Too Much Transparency? August 18, 2020
    Transparency is a good thing. It’s often referred to as one of the three pillars of agile, along with the abilities to inspect and adapt. But can a team be harmed by too much transparency? Yes, I think that’s possible. Let me explain. Quantitative and Qualitative Transparency To start, let’s define transparency as visibility into […]
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  • Is 2020 a Gold Rush Year for New Scrum Masters? August 11, 2020
    Scrum Master jobs are on the rise and so are their salaries. But is everything as it seems?
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  • Is the Distinction Between Outcomes and Output Overdone? July 21, 2020
    In about half the conversations about agile, I hear someone make the point that “teams should focus on outcomes rather than outputs.” It’s gotten to the point that I’m tired of hearing it, especially because I somewhat disagree with it. I know that’s blasphemous to say, but hear me out. To start, let’s be clear […]
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  • Story Points, Handling Multiple Teams, and More. Answering Your Questions July 14, 2020
    In this post I share 5 highlights from my Facebook Live session with Brian Milner.
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  • How Should Agile Teams Deal with Leaders Who Won’t Listen? June 30, 2020
    Today, Certified Scrum Trainer Scott Dunn shares his insights about the pain felt when leadership doesn’t listen—and what you can do today to combat this problem.
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  • Using Tripwires when Making Decisions June 16, 2020
    After making one decision, it can be helpful to make the next decision or two at the same time.
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  • Can a Team Vote Someone Off the Team? June 2, 2020
    We say agile teams are self-organizing. Does that mean they have the right to vote someone off?
    mike@mountaingoatsoftware.com
  • [VIDEO] What does a virtual certified scrum course look like? May 19, 2020
    Our virtual Certified Scrum courses aren’t tedious 16-hour Zoom snoozefests. This video shows what they’re like.
    mike@mountaingoatsoftware.com
  • Introducing a New Era at Mountain Goat Software May 12, 2020
    Today’s post is a bit different to what we normally publish here. It’s part confession, and part announcement of a new era at Mountain Goat Software (that I’m very excited about). It’s no secret that I’m driven to help people succeed with agile. For the past 16 years, I’ve averaged 24 weeks a year delivering […]
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