I think Situtanial Awareness is a core capability of an antifragile company. Situational awareness is the perception of environmental elements and events with respect to time or space, the comprehension of their meaning, and the projection of future status.

I think everyone agrees with the idea that in this world…


In the agile community, most agile practitioners just repeat, hey you need to have full self-organized, self-direct agile teams, you should delegate all decisions to teams, they should make all decisions about the market and … And start to blame leaders. …


Simin was a very successful Scrum Master in the previous company, She decided to enter a new company after two years to gain new experiences. The manager who hired her, asked her, “Our team is so frustrated today and they don’t have any discipline, and I’m asking you to organize…


In my last 10 years’ experiences, one of the buzzwords in the agile community was the self-organized teams. everyone talks about it but no one knows how to create one.

It’s all about decision making

All teams face two types of issues, decision making, and execution. When a team is not self-organized, somebody(that we call…


This month, I helped a scrum team to transform their planning and collaboration way, the way of working of different skills together as a team. I want to tell their story here and how we solved one of their tough challenges.

Problem:


Almost 9 years ago, when I started my first scrum mastery role, I encountered one of my tough challenges, conflict resolution. Two members of the development team(Ali and Vahid) separately told me, we can not work together anymore.

  • “Why do you think you can no longer work with him? …

Dev Team: “Hey Mike (Scrum Master), We have lots of unplanned work during the last sprints, How we should handle them?”

Mike: “You can create a buffer space in your sprint plan”

https://medium.com/agilelab/strategies-for-handling-unplanned-work-during-sprint-2f89697509ff

Dev Team: “It looks great... Let’s do it”

What is buffer space?

Based on this story, During sprint plannings reserve some buffer…


In my last post, I mentioned that I started a new agile transformation journey with a new company. I presented a visualized version of Agile fluency model that helped me on my journey. In this post, I would like to share my facilitation story with my stakeholders.

1- Help them…


Two weeks ago, I started a new agile transformation journey with a new company. They have several cross-functional teams. Like everywhere else, they asked me to make them agile in 3 months :)

So, I tried to use the Agile Fluency Model to help my main stakeholders to see what…


After more than 20 years of Agile movement, many organizations have not yet achieved the agile promises.

Why? Because many agile practitioners have sought to implement different frameworks, and have defined their success metrics for implementing these frameworks or methods.

Buzzword-centric Transformation

“We want to implement OKR”, “We want to implement Scrum”, “We want to adopt agile”. So, We hire a buzzword-coach, Trainer and she will teach us how to do this. And people will show resistance against the buzzword. She is trying to sell her service to companies.

This kind of change programs is buzzword centric. Agile mindset helped us to create “Customer-centric” products, but why we define a change program “buzzword-centric”?

It is time to go back to the promises of agility and define a change plan based on results and outcomes.

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