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This Week in #Agile 08/09/2017

Posted by Sarah Nevett on 08/09/17 10:52

Hello again from Cake and our Project Management Team. This is our fiftieth edition of “This Week in #Agile”, please feel free to peruse some of the articles we’ve enjoyed reading over the past 7 days.

“Should a Scrum Master be Technical” created by Barry Overeem

In this article Barry shares his experiences regarding situations where the question has arisen if a Scrum Master should be technical. He expresses his personal opinion on the matter and runs through what others have commented regarding the question.

Techniques to Improve Sprint Retrospectives – Part 1created by Jesus Mendez

In this 2 part sequel from Jesus explains the What / When / How approach to get the most out of this Scrum ceremony. He goes on to explain the goal you should achieve from the session which is a great way to approach and measure the success of the meeting.

“Find Balance between Agile Frameworks and Mindsets” created by Maria Muir


When it comes to the journey of achieving agility, the balance between implementing practices and changing mindsets is an important aspect. This article looks into finding this balance and gives recommendations and explains how to enforce a positive culture change.

Handling Work Left at the End of a Sprintcreated by Mike Cohn

An agile team that pushes itself will frequently have worked left over at the end of the sprint. Some will say a predictability of 80%-90% is ideal. Mike Cohn reviews how to handle this work: does it go into the next sprint? Impact on velocity, etc.

Which Agile Blogs Should We Read?created by Jonathan Orgel

So many blogs, so little time. Which blogs should we read. Jonathan Orgel did some research and asked some friends which blogs they read.


Here at Cake we love catching up with people's opinions and articles, so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have something to share. You can contact us via email on [email protected] or on twitter @sarahcnevett

Many thanks to gapingvoid for this week’s image.


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