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14 Cognitive Biases Common to Product Owners

While the human mind has an amazing capacity for creative thought and sheer computational power, it has some annoying misfires that can get in the way of building really great products.  These misfires, sometimes referred to as cognitive biases, were first identified by Daniel Kanheman and Amos Tversky in the 1970’s.  In their work, Kanheman [...]

Agile Retrospective Framework in Five Steps

Did you know that every well-run Retrospective follows five steps?  In my experience, the best Retrospectives follow this outline first created by Diana Larsen and Esther Derby in their book, Agile Retrospectives.  Here is a summary of each stage. Set the Stage: setting the stage helps people focus on the purpose of the Retrospective, reviews [...]

2018-07-08T04:01:42+00:00By |Coaching, Facilitation|

Five Steps to Working Agreements for a Scrum Team

Working Agreements are one of the core compacts that all good Agile teams need and use.  For those of you unfamiliar with Working Agreements, they are nothing more than agreed upon protocols created by the team govern their interactions and clarify expectations.  They are different from Ground Rules which tend to be more about meeting guidelines, but some [...]

2018-06-06T01:39:13+00:00By |Collaboration|

CSP Fast Pass Founder to Speak at Agile Connect Porto on January 31st

Lisbon, Portugal (January 2018) - Carlton Nettleton, Certified Scrum Trainer® and President of Look Forward Consulting, is pleased to announce he will be speaking at the Agile Connect Porto meet-up on January 31, 2018 at 6:45 p.m.  His interactive topic will be “Learning from Product Failure to Achieve New Product Success!”  His discussion will share the story of [...]

2018-01-10T06:16:12+00:00By |News|

The Roman Voting Technique

This is one of my all-time favorite techniques to quickly arrive at consensus for Agile Teams.  I use Roman Voting ALL the time because is fast, it is easy and it is fun.  I have even had people tell me that the Roman Voting technique was the most memorable and useful thing they have learned from [...]

2018-06-06T02:03:40+00:00By |News|

IMPORTANT Application Deadline Announced by Scrum Alliance!!!

For those of you working towards your CSP certification under the current Scrum Alliance program, the Scrum Alliance has recently announced the DEADLINE of December 31, 2017, if you intend to submit your application for consideration under the existing program. If you have already started your progress towards the CSP certification, you may want to [...]

2018-07-12T23:49:05+00:00By |News|

Do You Have Question About the CSP Program Changes?

May 25th, 2017 San Diego, CA & Cary, NC - at the recent Scrum Gathering California, the Director of Education at the Scrum Alliance, Lisa Reeder, previewed an update to the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification.  Based on industry trends, member needs and the work of a specially formed Scrum Team of Certified Scrum Trainers, Certified Enterprise Coaches and [...]

Feeling Like There Is No Hope Left?

Then play Fearless Journey, a game to restore your hope in the power of Scrum and Agile.  In my last post, I introduced the game Fearless Journey and shared how on goal of this game is to discover a new transformational reality for the players.  The power of Fearless Journey is that it allows us to engage [...]

2018-07-13T00:44:32+00:00By |News|