Scrum Myth: The Scrum Master is a Project Manager

by Mark Noneman on 4 January 2018

I often get this question when coaching or training organizations new to Scrum: “I’m a project manager. What do I do?”

I’m happy when I get the question; it gives me the opportunity to talk it through. Too many times, ...

Software Inventory, Part 2

by Mark Noneman on 10 July 2017

In part 1 of this blog, we looked at what software inventory is and why it's problematic for business. Basically, software inventory is investment we have made (salary, taxes, benefits, ...

Software Inventory, Part 1

by Mark Noneman on 29 April 2017

How Much Software Inventory Do You Have?

When I ask this question of people in IT ...

5 Reasons to Split Stories During the Sprint

by Mark Noneman on 1 April 2017

I read a recent blog post where the author tried to explain why teams should never split "stories" (Product Backlog Items) during the Sprint. Unfortunately, the author used several Scrum myths and non-Scrum thinking in his ...

Using the Right Tool for the Job

by Mark Noneman on 31 March 2017

"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!"

Huh? I don’t know; it’s something my father always said.

I think he meant that if you don’t have the right tool ...